STEM Writing 15-week Class (M-Grades 6-8; Grades 9-11)
Class sold out. Please sign up for our upcoming 11-week class (Mondays): https://bit.ly/3B4s64d
Dates: 2/7-5/25 (Mondays; 15 weeks; No class 4/4)
Time: 6PM – 7:00PM PST /7PM-8:00PM CST
- have an essay ready to submit to the New York Times STEM Writing Contest
- sharpen their informational writing skills, learn storytelling techniques and rhetorical approaches to reach a general audience, including college admissions officers and future employers
- Of particular interest to high schoolers, 2 lessons of the course will be devoted to essay and statement writing for university applications
- develop a voice and philosophy to articulate their visions as future STEM leaders to better serve humanity
- learn how to discuss in depth and width the complex relations between STEM and society
- learn the scientific method in a step-by-step process, which will apply to all science lab report writings, which represents a large percentage of a student's grade in science (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology) classes
- build a toolbox informed by both humanities and STEM modes of knowledge
- learn how to apply valuable humanities skills to benefit and support them throughout their education, careers and lives
We’ll cover the most important elements of STEM writing considered by the NY Times STEM writing team:
- How to hook the reader: strategies for engaging readers and teachers from the opening paragraph
- Explain why a topic or an issue matter in a larger context
- How to incorporate information from the sources: quoting and paraphrasing experts and research
NextGen Edu 21st Century Skills and Mindset:
- informational writing
- innovative mindset
- empathy, creativity, critical thinking, communication
- personal and social responsibility
- Our teachers are published authors and university teachers graduated from/teach at Harvard, UC Berkeley and UT Austin.
- Curriculum co-designed by STEM experts, Google computer scientist & senior software engineer, and Dr. Jiang Pu.
- Guest reviewer: Professor Man, Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton Univ., will help review the content of student essays.
Class will be taught by a published author/editor and educator.