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Writing coaches work collaboratively to build a curriculum that includes in-class writer’s workshops crafted to develop two finished pieces: an essay about a work of art and the personal statement used for the college application. Workshops will help to build interns’ writing stamina and teach them the value of revision and persistence. They will be held accountable to finish their work because they will work in groups to provide and receive feedback. Central to the success of the writing component will be the regular writing practice that is required each week. Weekly writing prompts create a routine that allows the students to develop writing skills in a safe and imaginative environment.
A key assignment will be for students to choose a work of art that they see during one of the trips during Orientation and write an essay about it, not as a research paper, but rather as a personal response. This will be an opportunity for them to look closely at an artwork, and express their own ideas in a formal written piece. Writing about a work of art will require the students to think deeply and will serve to heighten their experience. Focused writing prompts that are a regular part of the program throughout the summer will allow students to articulate and picture themselves at an important juncture in their lives. Writing Coaches will be paid a $875 stipend ($975 for Lead Coach).
“I love being at the Bloomberg Arts Internship. You guys have helped me grow in the working field and I would not trade out the people I have met for anything in the world.” –Triaje Eaddy, 2017 BAI intern
Each writing coach will be paired with 8-9 interns and will work with colleagues to facilitate workshops for all students. There are resources in the Toolkit for you to use! The lead writing coach will be responsible for facilitating the creation of the writing workshops and delivering two 2-hour resume sessions for two groups of students.
Student Portfolio Contents:
Program: June 28-August 3; Fridays 1:00-4:30
Lead Coach only additional hours: July 12 and July 19 9:30-12:00.
Writing Coach applications are due March 30, 2018.
Contact Kristina Berdan
Bloomberg Program Director
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