深入经典​写作阅读研讨课 

读书破万卷,下笔如有神

基础班:初中生  |  进阶班:高中生

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课程安排

  • 每周​一讲、每讲60或90分钟(2-3人小班授课)

夏季班(PT美国西海岸时间)

  • 所有授课时段已满

​秋季班

​课程简介

本课程旨在培养学生出色的阅读和写作能力,让他们无论在当下学习还是日后工作,都能如鱼得水、大放异彩。

课程通过研讨经典作品和现代名著,由导师提出具有启发性的问题,在主动学习的环境中,带领学生深入理解高难度文本,发现和形成新思路,通过作品审视自身和现实世界,形成充满人性光辉的思维、养成受益终生的思维探索习惯。

从分析学习名篇佳作入手,导师要求学生完成各类写作练习,并针对习作就遣词造句、谋篇布局、修辞章法等方方面面提出改进建议,帮助学生熟悉并掌握不同体裁、媒介和场合的文字交流。学生通过撰写文章、接受反馈和修改习作,学会用写作来表达观点、抒发情感、思考人生及改变世界。

本课程秉持以学生为中心的教学理念,所选阅读作品和写作练习会根据每个同学的兴趣和需求调整,约一月精读一部作品。小班教学给予学生悉心指导,助学生有效提升阅读和写作能力。
 

Mr. Kemick老师:获奖诗人、记者、小说家。他的新书《I Am Herod》带领读者深入幕后、揭开全球最宏大的宗教事件之一的真相。他还出版过诗集《Caribou Run》。Mr. Kemick老师从事诗歌、纪实文学和小说三体创作,还在英加两国出版过不同的文选。获奖众多,包括两届国家优秀杂志文学奖。Mr. Kemick老师现在是卡尔加里大学庞巴迪学者、英语文学/创意写作在读博士。

授课老师 #1:Dr. Kemick

作家、​英文创意写作博士

Dr. Kemick老师:获奖诗人、记者、小说家。他的新书《I Am Herod》带领读者深入幕后、揭开全球最宏大的宗教事件之一的真相。他还出版过诗集《Caribou Run》。Dr. Kemick老师从事诗歌、纪实文学和小说三体创作,作品收入北美和欧洲多部文选。获奖众多,包括两届国家优秀杂志文学奖。

授课老师 #2: Dr. Prusko

​英语文学博士

Dr. Prusko老师现任教于阿尔伯塔大学英语文学和电影系,开设文学、写作和传媒各类人文课程。教书育人逾二十载,屡获文学院颁发的“杰出教学奖”殊荣。Dr. Prusko教学和科研齐头并进,专研莎士比亚、近代戏剧和儿童文学,频发著作。

​文海拾瑛

Barrie, J. M.: Peter and Wendy

Bulgakov, Mikhail: The Master and Margarita 

Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness​

D'Ormesson, Jean: The Glory of the Empire 

Munro, Alice: The View from Castle Rock

Frazier, Charles: Cold Mountain

Ishiguro, Kazuo: Never Let Me Go

Marlowe, Christopher: Dr. Faustus

McCarthy, Cormac: All the Pretty Horses

Shakespeare, William:

  • Antony and Cleopatra

  • As You Like It

  • Measure for Measure

  • Henry IV, Part 1

  • King Lear

  • Othello

  • Richard II

  • The Tempest 

Shapcott, Jo: Of Mutability

Tolkien, J. R. R.: The Hobbit

Williams, John: Augustus 

Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway

作业和反馈

课堂围绕文本精读展开,深入探究文本引发的各类人文问题。针对不同文本,课程要求同学们完成各种写作练习,讲师会就同学的习作提出修改建议。课程还要求学生背诵名篇佳作,在日积月累中提高英语赏析和写作水平。学习课程期间,讲师会定期向家长就学生的学习情况提出具有针对性的反馈。

学生家长评价

*Dr. Kemick*

"I enjoyed the much more in-depth and challenging discussion about the subjects. It was unbelievably helpful and really opened my eyes to what I could write. As for the instructor, I have never had an instructor or English teacher as compassionate, patient, knowledgeable, and articulate as Dr. Kemick. He has definitely played a big role in my writing journey, and has brought forth so many new ideas and thought processes to the table."

 

“I enjoyed the discussions and the questions that he asked us to answer and because I was doing it with my friends it made it more fun to talk and collaborate. The assignments that were assigned were very different than what I'm used to, but I really enjoyed them because they were creative writing. Our instructor Mr. Kemick is really nice and honestly makes you feel welcome to talk and he was fun to listen to. He makes us answer questions so we can teach each other.”

 

"​I did enjoy the course; I really liked how flexible it was and how the instructor would adjust the syllabus based on our personal needs and always asked for our opinions on homework assignments and reading material. The instructor’s greatest strengths were the questions he asked us during class to lead us into further understanding and interpreting a certain story or article, since it really forced us to think deeper and process what we were reading, and it also taught us that in the future, we can ask those questions to ourselves to help digest a piece of writing. I also particularly liked how he would give us very straight-to-the-point feedback, both good and bad, to help us realize our shortcomings and help us improve for next time."​

"I really enjoyed the course in general. The teacher made me look forward to the classes each week, and on top of that, I learned a ton of new information. I think the course was pretty much perfect, and I do not have any suggestions for how to improve it."

 

"I enjoyed this course. Dr. Kemick was very straightforward in letting me know what he wanted. His methods are clear, concise, and easy to understand. In my opinion, his lack of sugarcoating is one of his strengths. His lessons were beneficial for letting me write more descriptive essays"

"Mr. Kenwick is a very experienced instructor. He is good at engaging his students to participate in class discussion and delivering the lecture in a way which won’t make his audience feel bored. My daughter enjoyed attending his class."

"I enjoyed the part where the instructor would go over our homework in class and give feedback. The instructor was very clear which made it easy to understand."

*Dr. Prusko*

“Dr. Prusko embraces and celebrates innovative and novel ideas, which allows her students to truly thrive in their own explorations of literature. She has been a huge inspiration in both the academic and personal facets of my life.”

“The writing methods she introduced have proven to be invaluable across a variety of subjects and situations; when my friends are struggling with their writing, I recommend the techniques I learned from Dr. Prusko. Her enthusiasm and skill are truly remarkable.”

“I absolutely loved this course. Dr. Prusko is an amazing teacher who really cares about her students and takes time to make sure they understand the material. She is always willing to help and provide constructive feedback and is great at promoting class community and discussion.”

“Dr. Prusko is an incredible teacher and clearly knowledgeable and passionate about literature. Her class was challenging, but she provided constructive and helpful feedback and really encouraged us to do our best. She encouraged class discussions which were always interesting and helpful to the topic we were discussing.”

“I found myself working hard in this class because I felt compelled by the topic, and because I felt Dr. Prusko was very invested in our advancement in the class.”

“I think that the way Dr. Prusko is prepared, honest, humorous, and knowledgeable made learning more interesting and I enjoyed it. She was easily my best teacher.”