FALL 2017



  • Once-a-Month intensive writing camps

  • Sign up for all 4 or individual sessions

  • Each session is equivalent to 3 weeks of class

  • Instant feedback and practice at each session

  • Activities, handouts, and snacks included

  • Homework and follow-up for each student via email (or other online option)

September 7, 2017 9:00-12:30

Unlocking Grammar through Sentence Diagramming—Knowing grammar helps students avoid serious punctuation errors and build stronger sentences. This session will introduce sentence diagramming through a series of short demonstrations, each followed by immediate practice. Students will continue diagramming for homework.

October 5, 2017 9:00-12:30

The Six Ways of Seeing and Content Development—By exploring the right questions, students can go deeper into any topic for every type of paper. Students will explore a topic through the different means of seeing, then craft a paper for homework.

November 2, 2017 9:00-12:30

Argumentation and Persuasion—Logos, Pathos, and Ethos combine with tone and organizational approach to make for effective persuasion in writing. Students will spend time during this session learning and practicing skills. The session will also cover some faulty logical appeals that writers need to avoid in their arguments. Everyone should be prepared to write during the session, share their work aloud, and prepare a final paper for homework.

December 7, 2017 9:00-12:30

The Lighter Side of Writing—Through vocabulary, tone, satire, and narrative voice, students can create humor in their papers. This session will challenge students to try on different personae and effects to create a humorous essay. They will practice different techniques during the session, with a final paper to be completed as homework. Students need to come to the session with a copy of Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal.”

Please visit the registration page to find out how to enroll.

Please send forms and deposits to Donna Samudio, Your Writing Teacher, 100 Timber Cross Ct, Azle, Tx 76020. Forms may be scanned and sent via email to

 Contact Donna about enrolling in any of the courses:


817-891-6036 (call or text—include your name, please)


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