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Writing Courses

Listed below are the writing courses offered in 2018, and the sites and sessions for each course. 

If you are unfamiliar with our site codes, review the site key below. The course code links will take you to the appropriate catalog course description and links to sample syllabi for the course.

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Writing Course Offerings

* = day site (no room or board provided)
** = international site (dates vary)

Site key

Grade

Code

Writing Courses

Sites and Sessions

2-3

MASK

Behind the Mask: Superheroes Revealed

GIL-1*  LAJ-1*  SAN-1*  SPE-1&2*

3-4

WRDW

Writing and Reading Workshop

ALE-2*  HKY-1**  SAN-2*  SPE-1&2*

4-5

MFAN

Writing Workshop: Modern Fantasy

ALE-2*  GIL-1*  LAJ-1*  MSA-1*  SAN-1*  SPE-1&2*  WDS-1*

5-6

HERO

Heroes and Villains

BRI-1  CGV-1&2  LOS-2  SRF-1  TBD-1*

5-6

WRIT

Writing and Imagination

ALE-2*  CGV-1&2  GIL-1*  HKY-1**  LOS-1  SAN-1*  SPE-1&2*  SRF-2

7+

WHOD

Whodunit?: Mystery and Suspense in Literature and Film

BRI-1&2  EST-1&2  SCZ-1  SUN-1

7+

WRT3

Creative Nonfiction

JHU-1&2  LAN-1&2  LOS-1&2  SAR-1&2

7+

INCW

Fiction and Poetry

CAR-1&2  LAN-1&2  SUN-1

7+

GEEK

Freaks and Geeks in Popular Media

LAN-2  LOS-1

7+

WRTG

Crafting the Essay

BRI-1  EST-1&2  HAV-1&2  HKU-1**  SCZ-1&2

7+

GNOV

The Graphic Novel

HAV-1  SCZ-2

7+

DIGR

The Digital Revolution

LAN-1

7+

TOPI

Utopias and Dystopias

LAN-1&2

7+

FICT

Advanced Fiction

LAN-1

10+

POLF

Politics and Film

PRN-1

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Site Key

Code

Site

ALE

Alexandria, Virginia*

BRI

Bristol, Rhode Island

BRK

Berkeley, California

CAR

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

CGV

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

EST

Easton, Pennsylvania

GIL

Baltimore, Maryland (Gilman School)*

HAV

Haverford, Pennsylvania

HKU

Hong Kong S.A.R.**

HKY

Hong Kong S.A.R.**

JHU

Baltimore, Maryland (Johns Hopkins University)

LAJ

La Jolla, California*

LAN

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

LOS

Los Angeles, California

MSA

Los Angeles, California* (Magnolia Day Site)

MSC

Baltimore, Maryland (Marine Science)

PBD

Baltimore, Maryland (Peabody Institute)

PRN

Princeton, New Jersey

SAN

Sandy Spring, Maryland*

SAR

Saratoga Springs, New York

SCZ

Santa Cruz, California

SPE

New York, New York*

SRF

San Rafael, California

SUN

Seattle, Washington

* = day site (no room or board provided)
** = international site (room and board provided)

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