Introduction to College Writing

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An 8-Week Virtual Program for College-Bound Students to Develop Critical Writing and Composition Skills

Section 1: March 8 – May 3, 2023 | Wednesdays, 6 – 7:15 p.m. Eastern
Section 2: March 14 – May 9, 2023 | Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Eastern

(Students who register after 2/28/23 are automatically in Section 2.)

College-level courses put significant demands on students’ critical reading and writing skills – including more essays, longer projects and in-depth research. For students who struggle with these projects, this academic transition can have a negative effect on their grades, mental health and adjustment to college life.

Our 8-week online Introduction to College Writing course provides current high school seniors with a dedicated small-class setting to develop the skills needed to plan and execute college-level writing assignments. Students participate in live, online courses plus hands-on activities and independent self-study to learn and perform each stage of the writing process. By the end of this course, each student will have a completed piece of college-level writing; students can use this guided coursework to complete a real-life assignment, college essay or other work of interest.

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Course Schedule

Please note that the Wednesday section is full and students will now be registered for Section 2, held March 14 – May 9, 2023 on Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Eastern. Register soon to secure your space in this popular course!

Skill Development

Critical Reading & Writing

Through direct coaching and hands-on practice, students build academic readiness in key reading and writing skill areas throughout the writing process. From developing their thesis statement and beginning to research, through the process of organizing and structuring their work, all the way to citing sources, concluding, and revising – students learn critical strategies for their college academic success.

Course Schedule

Section 1: Mar. 8 – May 3, 2023
Section 2: Mar. 14 – May 9, 2023

Students join live, online classes each Wednesday, with hands-on activities, live instruction and feedback, and “chunked” assignments to work towards the completion of their writing process.

This schedule includes eight classes over nine weeks, with no classes April 10-14 for spring break.

Costs & Scholarships

Cost: $200

This course is free for students who have committed to attend Beacon College in fall 2023 and submitted their enrollment deposit by March 1. Students who have been accepted to Beacon can submit their enrollment deposit online today to receive this course for free.

The all-inclusive cost of this 8-week program is $200 for students who have not yet decided or do not intend to enroll at Beacon College for the fall 2023 semester.

More Information

Attend a Virtual Information Session:
Join us on March 7, 2023 to learn more about the Introduction to College Writing online course! This virtual information session will cover the program schedule, curriculum, methodology, and a live Q&A with associate vice president of transitions & the student experience, Alexander Morris-Wood. Register now:

Chat with Admissions:
Want to chat with us about your unique situation or ask questions about the summer program? You can schedule a one-on-one Zoom conversation with Brody Glidden, director of summer programming, for more information face-to-face.

Contact Us:
Contact Alexander Morris-Wood at or 352-638-9777 with any questions.

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