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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Carleton Summer Writing Program
Sponsoring Institution: CARLETON COLLEGE

Main Contact
Name: Katie Lauer
Title: Interim Director
Address: One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: (507) 222-4038
Fax: (507) 222-4540
Curricular area: Communications/Language Arts
Grades Served: 10 , 11


College-bound juniors (rising seniors) have an opportunity to study alongside faculty members from a variety of subject areas to develop better writing practices. This program also offers enrichment opportunities in the arts. Additionally, the students are taught how to analyze poems, short stories and other genres and use that in their writing. This course is offered for college credit and is only open to rising seniors in high school.


Each day begins with a morning class full of discussion of literature led by a Carleton professor. They will read both contemporary and traditional literature. This literature then becomes the focus of their papers. In addition to the morning classes, discussion sections led by current Carleton students offer one even more individual attention. Also, the writing workshop meets daily to provide students with opportunities to focus on their own writing process. Students write every day. Although we occasionally include creative writing exercises, the focus of the workshop remains on expository prosethe kind one will use in college to write academic papers. Students will also attend a writing workshop each day where the main emphasis is only on writing. This is also when students have an opportunity to meet with faculty to discuss their papers more in-depth.

Program Dates

July 8 - 27, 2018

Can students reside on campus? Yes

Can students commute to campus? No

Estimated residential cost per student
Tuition: $3,250
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Room/Board: $0
Transportation: $0