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College-Ready Writing: Personal and Academic, Both! (Rising 9-12th Graders)

June 20 9:00 am - July 3 12:00 pm

UCLA Writing Project Summer Camp

Taiesha Fowler
Gilda De La Cruz

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: $650

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

Both the in-person and online classes are full:

  • In-person at UCLA
    Thursday, June 20 – Wednesday, July 3
    Weekdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM (PT)

You may join our waitlist and we will let you know if space becomes available.

  • Online
    Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 19
    Weekdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM (PT)

You may join our waitlist and we will let you know if space becomes available.

Taiesha Fowler is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught for the past twenty years. Her expertise also includes fully integrating technology to raise student interest and to leverage achievement. Ms. Fowler is a published writer herself, and it is her passion for writing that gives her insight into how to best teach young writers. She earned her Masters of Professional Writing at the University of Southern California.


Gilda De La CruzGilda De La Cruz has been teaching high school English for over 25 years at Santa Monica High School. As a classroom teacher, Gilda has taught 9-12th grade classes, primarily in English, English Language Development, and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). She chairs the school’s Summer Reading Committee and was the AVID Coordinator for several years. Last summer, she participated in the Writing Project at UCLA. She has presented at the CATE (California Teachers of English) conference and the With Different Eyes Conference (UCLA).


June 20 9:00 am
July 3 12:00 pm
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