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College-Ready Writing: Personal and Academic, Both! (grade 9-12 students)

June 21 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

UCLA Writing Project Summer Camp

June 21 – 24 & June 27 – July 1, 2022

9:00AM – 12:00PM (PT) at UCLA

Instructor: Sharonne Hapuarachy

Share your unique perspective through writing and learning from others. In this close-knit community of learners, you will develop your writing skills while engaging in relevant social issues. The workshop will focus on a range of writing genres, including poetry, the narrative essay, and argumentative writing.

To help develop your “personal academic voice,” you will read stimulating texts, engage in debate, and participate in the writing process. One part of the process involves receiving personalized feedback from peers and instructor to help you fine-tune your ideas and the way you express them. But as author, you have authority—and have the last word!

Whatever your current writing abilities, this workshop will help you sharpen and refine your skills while making real connections with your peers.

Fee: $595

Registration is closed since we have reached capacity for this program.

We are able to offer a limited number of needs-based scholarships. 

College Ready Writers Anthology Cover – Summer 2020

Sharonne Hapuarachy has been teaching English at Dorsey High School for the past 21 years. She is a National Board Certified teacher, with a Masters in Education from UCLA. In her free time, she enjoys any kind of game, listening to live music, and working with a group called Students Deserve—an organization that helps students to develop as leaders and to advocate for their educational rights.

Mark Gozonsky will be starting his 19th year of teaching in the Los Angeles Unified this fall.  An English teacher at Cortines “Grand Arts” High School in downtown LA, Mark is also a working writer, contributing frequently to The Sun and other literary magazines.  He still plays baseball in Sunday Leagues, although during quarantine much of that energy has been diverted to the care of four egg-laying hens.


June 21
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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