High School and Beyond
Summer Workshop Series


Uplift Writing is hosting a summer workshop series for high school students. These classes are designed and taught by Dylan Medina, a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition. Dylan, an avid writer and teacher at Seattle University, remembers when he too struggled to put thoughts into writing. In overcoming this, he has developed skills to unlock the potential lying in every student from those struggling to just get started to more advanced writers looking to apply their skills in specific genres.

All classes run M-F 4-7pm (includes a 30 min break) $475. Sign Up Here
*Sessions dependent on sufficient enrollment*


July 9-13 - Essay Writing for the College Bound 
Students will sharpen essay writing skills, get a head start on college essays for fall, or just find the keys to their inner voice. This week long class will cover potential essay topics and the writing process from understanding what a prompt is asking through final editing. Students will dissect sample essays written by current college students and examine how to apply successful techniques to craft their own essays. 

July 23-27 - The Antidote 
Propaganda, media bias, and advertisements are everywhere. It's hard to know what to believe, and even harder to avoid being influenced. Students in this class will learn to identify the rhetorical strategies being used, and will then assess how the messaging is attempting to influence them. We'll be using live samples from across the political and social spectrum, and students will leave the course more aware of the various messages bombarding them. 

Aug 6-10 - Hacking First Year Composition 
Nearly every university student at some point has to take the much-feared, first-year composition class under some guise (English 101, Freshman English, or English A). This is a notoriously difficult class that's designed to prepare students for college writing. Hacking FYC was developed to prepare students to recognize the particular sort of first-year composition class they are taking and develop some strategies to triumph in the class.