What highschool courses should an aspiring writer take?
Topic: Newspaper writing classes
June 25, 2019 / By Aston Question:
I was aiming for creative writing or childrens liturature author. But alot of the writing courses are for seniors :/
So what types of classes should i look for?
Best Answers: What highschool courses should an aspiring writer take?
Abagael | 2 days ago
Any class that asks you to write essays, fiction, etc.
You might also step into a vocational arts course, as working with your hands and brain are a good balance for many writers.
Write for your local school and even local community newspapers, keep a blog.
Read Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei, Weinberger and Paz,
Creation: Artistic and Spiritual, Omraam Aivanhov,
Shakespeare in the Light of Sacred Art, Martin Lings,
The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis,
The Overachievers, Alexandra Robbins,
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle (series),
West with the Night, Beryl Markham.
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Originally Answered: Highschool courses/Getting into college, help?
don't worry about what other people do. first of all, it's none of your business and second, it's a waste of time and it just creates stress.
anyways, I'm not familiar with SAT scores so idk, but your GPA is good, keep it up, and you have a lot of extracurricular activities. So colleges will be impressed. =) What colleges/majors are you thinking of?
My suggestion is everything. English is important, but in all the other classes you learn what to write about. You need subject matter to write about and that is covered in everything from history to Mathematics. Find the topics you are in love with and write what you know, but without history classes, or science classes, or folklore classes or just ANYTHING, then how do you know what you want to write about!. I as a writing coach tend to dislike general writing courses, because they tend to be geared for regular fiction which is not what you are interested in, and many a great writer has been destroyed by a creative writing teacher. That being said, if you could find "Writing for children" that would be a good class for you. Also, classes about specific things like "Syntax" or "Plot development."Also, take literature classes. These will teach style and stuff. And good luck.
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Advanced Placement English, I took it as a senior and we explored different writing and literary styles and it was just amazing. Also, just write whenever you learn something and experiment with it. Take courses in things you love and expand your knowledge of subjects you might like to write about.
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Also, if your state has a Governor's School or any art programs, you could apply in creative writing, so the focus of your day would be the advancement of your writing ability.
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Originally Answered: Freshmen Highschool courses recommendation?
You need the four cores (English, science, math & social studies) for any college major -- the number of courses in each will depend on the graduation requirements.
Spanish is a good choice for Foreign language.
Keyboarding is good, since you will do a lot of writing, unless you are already a good typist.
Creative writing is good since you will have to fill out a lot of forms and CVs to make yourself stand out.
Criminal justice is good since you will have a lot of legal and ethical considerations. Drama is fun, and helps you learn to communicate and read body language.
Not sure what street law is; drawing is not bad, either