Middle School Academic Writing Learning Studio

Monday, July 23-Friday,  July 27, 2018

Length: M-F, 1 week

Tuition: $400

Target Students: 20 middle school student writers

Instructor: Leslie Quigless

The Middle School Academic Writing Learning Studio is an exciting week-long academic writing exploration for middle schoolers. We want to make the writing process a successful one for your child. The Learning Studio therefore presents students with strategies that make writing easier and more accessible. Sentence by sentence, we break down how to write a high-quality essay in a way that works. We also share reading comprehension strategies so students understand how to read complex material in a way that’s engaging and effective. The Learning Studio is highly interactive, so be ready to learn! 

We have created a learning experience students will want to attend each day, and although each day is highly structured to ensure maximal effectiveness, no two days are exactly the same. We attend educational field trips our students are guaranteed to enjoy, and we also make time each day for team-building activities that allow the students to get to know each other and form a genuine learning community that is supportive and encouraging of each member. Our students go home and have something new to teach their families every day!

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Contact Leslie Quigless at lquigless@gmail.com

About the Instructor


Leslie Quigless is a writer and writing teacher who has taught literature and creative writing courses in New York, Brazil, and, most recently within Emory University's Continuing Education program.

She received a journalism degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and holds two master-level degrees in education from New York University and Harvard University. She is the founder of the Atlanta Young Writers Institute and Now I Get It! Tutoring Services and has been able to coach amazing students from across Atlanta individually and via summer programs in the art of storytelling as well as the skill of academic writing. She is working on her second novel.

Leslie previously held summer camps for the Atlanta Young Writers Institute at Agnes Scott College from 2011 to 2015.

Tentative Daily Schedule

8:45-9:00 a.m. Drop off
9:00-10:00 a.m. Writing Workshop
10:00-11:00 a.m. Academic Writing Conferences
11:00-11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Master Class with Guest Professional Writer or  Field Trip
1:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00-3:00 p.m. Independent Writing Time and Conferences
3:00-3:45 p.m. Whole Group Project Critique
3:45-4:00 p.m. Reflection: Brief for tomorrow's day, dismissal