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It’s An Argument! – Writing Workshop (grade 7-8 students)

June 20 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

UCLA Writing Project Summer Camp

June 20 – 23 & June 26 – 30, 2023

9:00AM – 12:00PM  at UCLA

Instructors (Two sections):
Taiesha Fowler

Marivell Arayasirikul

Middle schoolers, you are the leaders of tomorrow, the ones who will make the decisions about robot operated cars, drive thru voting, and social media.

So it is important for you to learn how to debate and discuss issues in an academic way. You will have the freedom to explore topics that resonate with you. We won’t tell you what to think.

Instead we will teach you:

  • How to research information
  • How to form your own opinion
  • How to unpack related issues that affect your opinion.

By the end of this workshop, all of you will be able to articulate (through speaking and writing) your reasons and logic with quality evidence grounded in reliable sources.

Fee: $595

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

Writing in the Middle Anthology Cover – Summer 2020

Taiesha Fowler is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught elementary and middle schoolers 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.


Marivell Arayasirikul currently teaches 6th-8th graders at Environmental Charter Middle School Inglewood. Her alma maters are UCLA and UC Berkeley. She enjoys hiking in national parks with her family, and especially loves creating imaginative stories with her son.



June 20
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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