VIPS Summer Sessions 2010 - 2018

2-Week writing & critical thinking course

Theme: Social Justice

Recent Student Feedback 

The course prompted me to think analytically. | AGREE: 7%; STRONG AGREE: 93%

The course topic held my interest over time. | AGREE: 15%; STRONG AGREE: 81%

I felt comfortable participating in class. | AGREE: 7%; STRONG AGREE: 82%

I was exposed to new ideas from other students. | AGREE: 7%; STRONG AGREE: 93%

I would recommend this class to other students. | AGREE: 11%; STRONG AGREE: 89%

“I learned how to [make] a B paper into an A paper.”  “I learned how to correct my grammar.”  “I have learned about the quality of work that is expected from me when I get into college.”  “I found the writing project very beneficial and it exposed me to a new style of writing, which really made me get out of my comfort zone.”  “I learned all of my bad habits I have in my writing and how to fix them.”  “I learned to be clear and concise in my writing.”  “I learned that my writing still needs improvements and I know what to do in order to excel in it.”  “I learned to edit my work at least 2 to 3 times before turning it in.”  “I learned literally so much and I am so thankful. Ms Poston will probably give me an F for writing like this but she is such an amazing teacher. I would recommend her to the president if I could. Get you a Ms. Poston because she teaches you such much about writing and your culture and educates by facts rather than opinion. Amazing writing course. DO NOT get rid of it.”  “Everything I learned was so valuable.”  “I learned a lot about social justice and how minorities are underrepresented when it comes to education. I also improved on my writing skills and learned to be more open to other perspectives.”  “The writing class exposed some of my bad writing habits and allowed me to improve on them. I am a much better writer for having gone through this class. Furthermore, the Personal Legend and Moral of My Story assignments forced me to think about my life, who I was, and who I wanted to be.”  “Honestly, everything.”

“I learned how to [make] a B paper into an A paper.”

“I learned how to correct my grammar.”

“I have learned about the quality of work that is expected from me when I get into college.”

“I found the writing project very beneficial and it exposed me to a new style of writing, which really made me get out of my comfort zone.”

“I learned all of my bad habits I have in my writing and how to fix them.”

“I learned to be clear and concise in my writing.”

“I learned that my writing still needs improvements and I know what to do in order to excel in it.”

“I learned to edit my work at least 2 to 3 times before turning it in.”

“I learned literally so much and I am so thankful. Ms Poston will probably give me an F for writing like this but she is such an amazing teacher. I would recommend her to the president if I could. Get you a Ms. Poston because she teaches you such much about writing and your culture and educates by facts rather than opinion. Amazing writing course. DO NOT get rid of it.”

“Everything I learned was so valuable.”

“I learned a lot about social justice and how minorities are underrepresented when it comes to education. I also improved on my writing skills and learned to be more open to other perspectives.”

“The writing class exposed some of my bad writing habits and allowed me to improve on them. I am a much better writer for having gone through this class. Furthermore, the Personal Legend and Moral of My Story assignments forced me to think about my life, who I was, and who I wanted to be.”

“Honestly, everything.”

When asked to describe how the writing course could be improved, 75% of students (21 out of 28) stated that it’s great as it is.
— Summer 2017 | Cohort 12

“Ms. Poston has helped me tremendously in my writing skills and has showed me to stay on track with my work because it definitely will not get easier from here.”

“I experienced a very positive interaction with Ms. Poston. At the beginning of the writing course, I was intimidated by Ms. Poston. As the two weeks went by, I began to feel less intimidated.”

“She was not playing about this being a hard course over 2 weeks. Overall she was very informed, funny, strict, and more [of] all of what I need in some of the teachers I have today.”

Ms. Poston is a great teacher and gives great constructive criticism about writing.”

“She is very professional and very interact[ive with] all students.”

“I enjoyed Ms. Poston’s charisma and engaging attitude. She was also not afraid to keep it real with us, which is also helpful in improving our writing and building relationships.”

“The fact that Ms. Poston critiqued everything I did made me interact with her more in asking more questions.”

“Every interaction with Ms. Poston was worthwhile and it made every class worth waking up for every morning.”