I am often approached by parents, whom have what they deem to be creative kids. These kids happily y compose stellar stories, intriguing plays or heartfelt poems. Generally, but not always, these parents want me to help their kids develop strong story structure, clarify their clandestine ideas, or simply to provide what they deem as professional feedback on their kids’ creations. I enjoy working with such imaginative kids However, there is another group I also enjoy working with--the reluctant writer.
For some reason, if a child seems geared to technology, science, math, business or technology I am rarely contacted. Perhaps, parents believe writing skills are not required for such professions. However, writing is simply thinking on paper and all of us, no matter our age, can further develop our thinking skills. These professions need writing skills even more than ever because writing teaches students how to communicate better.
In fact, if I had the space and time, I could cite a number of studies that prove writing skills are just important as technology skills. In fact, they work in tandem. What good is it if you were to find the cure to cancer, but could not accurately convey your ideas to a generation of new doctors.
Teaching creative writing skills is just as important as teaching rudimentary persuasive and research writing skills. In fact, I know of a young man (a former student) that was went to a secular university and received an A on a creationism science paper, even though his professor was an adamant evolutionist, simply because he employed some creative writing and persuasive techniques I had taught him.
Thus, I have developed the course Jump Start Your Writing. Jumpstart addresses some basic writing skills along with a few creative writing techniques. If your child is struggling with writing or only interested in science, technology or math, this is the perfect class because it is self-paced. Innate creative writers will also gain more experience in structured assignments. Young writers will get a great deal of feedback and develop the habit of daily writing.
The class would make a perfect summer class or a supplemental class for those enrolled in traditional school.
For a limited time, I am offering a discount of $50.00 off the class, if you use the code cherylcarter (all lowercase letters) when you register. If you are unable to take a class consider getting one of my books.
Cheryl R. Carter is a busy homeschooling mother and a college professor with a passion to help others achieve academic and life success.