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English: Essay Development 
2023 - 2024

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Our 2023 - 2024 year-long English course is a writing intensive that will focus on essay development.  The purpose of this course is to help students with the following:

-increase comfort with writing.

-place less emphasis on formulaic writing.

-learn to develop their own structures in writing.

-further develop written creativity.

-learn what writing processes work best for them individually.

-demystify some of the written rules of the English language.

-develop better written organizational skills.

-learn how to find and correct their own mistakes.

-use clarity and logic in writing.

-incorporate research, including how to cite sources.

-become familiar with MLA style.

-avoid plagiarism. 

*As a fun, end of year project, we usually read one Shakespeare play.  Our students love to critique, dissect, edit, and even perform a scene or two, just for fun.  While this project is not essay writing, it is a class tradition that our students love and look forward to every year.

Target Student Age:

13 - 16 years old.  Older students are welcome; younger students will not be admitted.



-Students should be able to write independently when given a topic in class.  

-Students should feel comfortable sharing their ideas and their writing in a class setting.

Where and When:

North Michigan Park, D.C.

Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:00

Mid September to the end of May




There is a one time registration fee of $50.  This fee stays the same regardless of how many programs a student signs up for.

*For year-long classes, payment is made for the year, not per semester.


How many students per class:

This class is intended for approximately 8 - 10 students. 


This course is taught by City Kids' founder, Dr. Stacey Cohen 

To register, please contact us at

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