Creative Writing Course
Are you interested in writing stories? Want to learn how you may one day publish your writing? Trying to hone the creative skills you’ll need to construct great college application essays? Or maybe you’re simply looking for a unique extracurricular opportunity to strengthen your résumé? This is the course for you.
In this course, you will learn the standard skills of creative writing: generating ideas, plotting stories, creating vivid characters, and crafting well-written prose. You will also learn from an established, published writer about how to get your works out into the world. You’ll go beyond the lessons, writing short pieces of your own and receiving feedback on what’s working well and what to adjust for the future.
Your instructor will be Donald McCarthy, who teaches writing at the college level. He’s published in The Huffington Post, The Baltimore Review, The Manhattanville Review, Paste Magazine, The Observer, and many other magazines and literary journals. He’s excited to share his passion for writing with high school students and to help them find their voices. He aims to create a fun, exciting class that will bring alive the joys of the written word.
- Create compelling characters and plot lines
- Improve your writing structure
- Write your own short pieces and receive feedback from our expert, published instructor!
- Mon Apr 19th8:00 pm - 9:30 pmET
- Mon Apr 26th8:00 pm - 9:30 pmET
- Mon May 3rd8:00 pm - 9:30 pmET
- Mon May 10th8:00 pm - 9:30 pmET
- Mon May 17th8:00 pm - 9:30 pmET
- Mon May 24th8:00 pm - 9:30 pmET
With Method Test Prep's teacher-led online classes, students get the exposure they need to important subjects, as well as the test-taking strategies that make the difference. Our online classes are always recorded in case you miss any.
Method Test Prep helps students develop the confidence and knowledge they need to improve scores. The ACT & SAT are predictable tests, meaning that when students understand how the tests work, they can improve their scores by applying the right strategies.
Donald graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and a Master of Arts in Adolescent Education, before completing his Master of Fine Arts in Writing at City College of New York. For the past eight years at MTP, Donald has worked with students one-on-one, in small groups, in the classroom, and online, helping them with the SAT, ACT, English Regents, and college application essays. He teaches SAT and ACT classes year-round at our centers, local schools, and online. He has had great success with students thanks to his educational background and his enthusiastic passion for teaching. His years of experience affords him a great deal of knowledge about the SAT and ACT; if you have a question about one of the tests, he knows the answer. His deep knowledge of the tests makes him an outstanding tutor, but it’s probably not a good sign for his social life. Donald is also an Instructor of English literature and writing at SUNY Old Westbury and in his free time is probably writing, reading or watching the show LOST for the hundredth time.
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Advantage and Power Classes
Our Advantage Course is a comprehensive course covering all the stragies on the test. Our Power Courses are one night classes that focus on specific parts of the test.