This i believe writing workshop is open to all Pittsburgh area high school students (Gr 9-12) looking to strengthen their writing skills, while engaging in some meaningful discussion. “This i Believe” was a very popular radio program in the 50s hosted by the famous journalist Edward R. Murrow. People from all walks of life would share for few minutes the guiding principles by which they led their lives.
“This i Believe” writing workshop is modeled after the same concept, but with an added goal of teaching students the art of writing. In doing so, they explore, share, and discuss the core values that guide their daily lives.
This thought-provoking workshop guides students through a carefully choreographed process of writing. Students are provided with a clear structure for transforming abstract concepts into concrete compositions.
In addition to strengthening their overall writing skills, each student will leave the workshop with a personalized essay fit for contributing to the “This I Believe” community.
The essay produced by the students will be a very personal statement of their closely held belief system and can be used as template for possible future college admissions essay.
Workshop will be offered over summer and fall. You can check out the workshop schedule here