About the Course
You’re already a writer. Even if you don’t see yourself as one, you write all the time: e-mails, blogs, journals, letters, papers, fan fiction, notes in class—the list could go on indefinitely. On the other mitt, you’re also taking in information all the time: movies, novels, books, television shows, movies, websites. In this six-week intensive introduction to college writing, you’ll be encouraged to build on your critical thinking abilities and see the world around you as a “text,” waiting for interpretation.
Your task as a maturing writer is to learn to communicate your thoughts and analysis effectively. It’s true that college-level writing is distinctive in its formality, but in many ways you engage your readers in academic writing just as you attempt to reach them on Facebook or Twitter; you want to say something compelling about yourself or the world around you.
The Tufts Summer Writing Program provides a distinctive forum for your writing endeavors. Using texts and film, you’ll learn to navigate the relationship inbetween writer and reader, and develop critical literary abilities. With in-class free-writing exercises, informal sketches, drafts, and revisions, you will write three papers that build on a specific theme. The program’s instructor will provide you with regular evaluation of your abilities and development as a writer. Guest speakers will challenge you to shove your writing in fresh directions and will display you how good writing is useful in whatever major you choose in college or job you take in life. Your final project will be a writing portfolio that stands as a testament to your growing literary abilities.
Class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from Ten:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
A Wednesday afternoon extra investigate section may be scheduled as needed. This extra session will be used to conduct extra course activities, such as a writing lab, group feedback sessions, or other writing exercises as determined by the instructor.
The very first class meets on Wednesday, July Five, 2017.
The last class meets on Thursday, August Ten, 2017.
The cost of this course is $Two,800.
Application Deadline is Friday, June Two, 2017
As Your Schedule Permits.
As your schedule permits, you can combine this class with another Tufts Summer Investigate program or course. You may request enrollment in two programs/courses if desired. The Tufts Summer Explore Admissions Committee reserves the right to limit enrollment to one program/class.
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Meet the Instructor
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A latest Bundesgymnasium graduate, Matthias determined to leave his home in Austria for six weeks and spend part of his summer studying international relations and economics at Tufts. He thought the summer before completing his zivildienst (year of public service) was the flawless time to attempt something fresh. Matthias witnessed the advantages of international investigate at a excellent American university before coming in his “gap” year, and he knew that Tufts University had the summer courses he needed and could transfer to his home university, when the time comes.
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English Language Proficiency Score Minimums
- 550 on the paper-based TOEFL
- 213 on the computer-based TOEFL (CBT)
- 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)
- 7.0 on the IELTS
- 550 on the CET-4 (China)
- 520 on the CET-6 (China)
- C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)