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2017 Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language (RACL) Summer Camp

2017 Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language (RACL) Summer Camp

July 31st – August 4th, 2017

Building B, Apex Middle School, 400 E Moore St, Apex, NC 27502

Registration online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgOucn_3K0vC5f7w8HEpGXXJ7Z4pVJXi0neII5CHHQuh23bA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Dear Parents,

RACL will offer a week-long Summer Camp. The Camp is tentatively set as below and subject to change.

The slots are limited, please register you student as soon as possible. First come, first served!

Website: http://www.racl.org  Email: summer_camp@racl.org

Period: 7/31-8/4, 2017

Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (lunch break 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM) daily

Drop-off time: 9:00 AM; Pick-up time: 4:00 PM

Location: Building B, Apex Middle School, 400 E Moore St, Apex, NC 27502

Lunch: Students should bring their own lunches.

Summer camp classes:

  • SAT Class for Rising 7th Graders
  • SAT and ACT Preparation Class for Grades 9-11
  • College Admissions Essay Workshop for Rising 12th Graders to Prepare for the College Admission Applications

Registration fee: Free

Tuition: $220 for SAT Class for Rising 7th Graders; $280 for SAT and ACT Preparation Class for Grades 9-11; $280 for College Admissions Essay Workshop for Rising 12th Graders to Prepare for the College Admission Applications.

Registration method: online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgOucn_3K0vC5f7w8HEpGXXJ7Z4pVJXi0neII5CHHQuh23bA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Payment method: Please make check payable to Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language. Pay in office on first day of the camp or mail to:

Attn: Summer Camp, RACL, P. O. Box 50375, Raleigh, NC 27560-6375

Refund: Refund 100% tuition if requested 4 weeks before the summer camp, 50% if requested the first day of the camp. No refund after first day of camp. 退 款 办 法:开课前四周申请退费,学费100%退还。开课第一天申请退费, 学费50%退还。开课第二天申请退费,学费恕不退还。

RACL Summer Camp Committee

  1. SAT Class for Rising 7th Graders. The purpose is to help rising 7th graders prepare for the  SAT test for programs such as the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).  It is mainly focused on rising 7th graders; rising 6th and 8th graders are welcome too and they will also benefit from the Class. Will be taught by several NCSSM high-school students who have done very well on the SAT tests (>2300).
  • The class will be on the new format of the SAT.
  • The class will split into groups based on skill level on the first day.
  • The College Board Official SAT Study Guide will be used for class material: RACL will provide the Guide.
  • Additional lecture hand-outs and practices will be needed and provided by RACL.
  • Detailed class schedule and information will be provided by teaching team.
  1. SAT and ACT Preparation Class for Grades 9-11. Students to Prepare for the Reading and Writing (Grammar) Sections. Will be taught by Blair Yarborough, 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Daniels Global Studies Magnet Middle School.
  • Required Books and Should Be Prepared by Student:
  1. Barron’s SAT and ACT Grammar Workbook, 2016 edition, George Ehrenhaft
  2. Barron’s Reading Workbook for the New SAT, Brian M. Stewart, 2016 edition

Course Description: The ACT and SAT tests can be challenging and stressful for students.  This course prepares students for the Reading and Writing (grammar) sections of these tests in order to alleviate test anxiety and have students well-prepared for the structure of the tests.  During the course, students will develop skills to be prepared to take the ACT and SAT by having students complete practice tests after whole-class instruction about the types of questions.

Day 1 SAT – Essay

Morning Session – ACT Essay

  1. Introduction
  2. Class Survey: How many of you have taken the ACT or SAT?  What do you think of the test(s)?  In what areas do you feel you need the most help?
  3. Essay structure- introduction & body paragraphs, conclusion
  4. Essay practice

Afternoon Session – SAT Essay

  1. Essay Structure
  2. Timed Essay practice
  3. Peer Editing & Revising
  4. Teacher feedback
  5. Timed writing tests practice

Day 2 SAT – Writing Section

Morning Session: SAT – Writing Section Introduction

  1. SAT introduction – Writing Section

Afternoon session: SAT – Writing Section

  1. SAT – Writing Section continued- common errors
  2. SAT – Writing Section practice (4 short timed tests)

Day 3 SAT – Reading Section

Morning Session: SAT – Reading Section

  1. SAT – Writing Section- timed tests (review)
  2. SAT – Reading Section introduction- types of questions, guided practice

Afternoon Session: SAT – Reading Section

  1. Reading Timed Tests
  2. Review

Day 4 ACT – Writing Section

Morning Session: ACT – Writing Section

  1. ACT introduction – Writing Section Introduction
  2. Types of Questions – Guided Practice

Afternoon Session: ACT – Writing Section

  1. ACT – Writing Section continued- common errors
  2. ACT – Writing Section practice (4 short timed tests)

Day 5 ACT – Reading Section

Morning Session: ACT – Reading Section

  1. ACT – Writing Section- timed tests (review)
  2. ACT – Reading Section introduction- types of questions, guided practice (Fiction, Science, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences passage)

Afternoon Session: ACT – Reading Section

  1. Reading Timed Tests
  2. Review

Required Books:

  1. Barron’s SAT and ACT Grammar Workbook, 2016 edition, George Ehrenhaft
  2. Barron’s Reading Workbook for the New SAT, Brian M. Stewart, 2016 edition

Instructor: Blair Yarborough

7th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Daniels Global Studies Magnet Middle School

Ms. Yarborough has a B.A. in English, a 6-12 Language Arts teaching license, and an AIG teaching license from Meredith College.  She earned the Teaching Fellow scholarship, and was a member of the National English Honor Society in college.  She has been teaching middle school for five years at Ligon and Daniel Middle School, and has been teaching ACT and SAT preparation classes at Grade Power Learning in Cary, NC.  Ms. Yarborough enjoys teaching ACT and SAT preparation classes and encouraging students to become the best they can be to best prepare for all their future endeavors.

  1. College Admissions Essay Workshop for Rising 12th Graders to Prepare for the College Admission Applications. The Workshop is mainly focused on rising 12th graders; rising 11th and 10th graders are welcome too and they will also benefit from the workshop. Will be taught by a teacher of the RACL Activity SAT English Class.
  • Required Books and Should Be Prepared by Student: (you can select other books if you needed)
  1. On Writing the College Application Essay, 25th Anniversary Edition: The Key to Acceptance at the College of Your Choice, Author: Harry Bauld
  2. 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays: What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice 4th Edition, Author: The Staff of the Harvard Crimson
  3. The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition, Author: William Strunk, Jr.

Course Description: Powerful and well-written essays can greatly increase a student’s chance of being accepted to the college of his or her choice. This 5-day workshop will give students the skills that they need to write the two main kinds of essays required by colleges and universities: personal statements and prompt-based essays. Grammar, formatting, style, and topic-choice will all be covered in detail.

Instructor Introduction: My name is Philip Wilson. I am a senior in history and classical studies at Chapel Hill. I have written ten essays per semester every year of college, averaging ten pages per essay. I have been awarded several grants and awards for such writing, including the Manson A. Stewart award for undergraduate classical scholarship, the Class of 1938 Grant, the Snow Award, and the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, etc. Students working with me will find a teacher ready to “educate,” in the Latin sense of “leading out,” whatever writing skills they already use in their own natural communication. Writing the admissions essay is an exercise in taking their ordinary experiences and transforming them through language into memorable reading. That is what I have been trained and awarded to do for some years now.

During the course, students will develop two of their own original college admissions essays.

Day 1

Morning Session: Introduction to the Course

  1. Introduction
  2. Class Survey: Which schools are you applying to? What are some typical essay prompts?
  3. Lecture/Discussion: Who is the target audience for your essay? / Who is the typical admisions officer? (Text: On Writing the College Application Essay, 25th Anniversary Edition)

Afternoon Session: Introducing the Personal Essay

  1. Discussion: What makes a personal statement compelling?
  2. Read and discuss successful personal statements. (Text: 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays)

Day 2

Morning Session: Brainstorming / Writing the Prompt-Based Essay

  1. Read and discuss succesful prompt-based admissions essays (Text: In-class handout)
  2. Lecture: Formatting the Essay (Selections from critical essays; in-class handout)
  3. Workshop: Outlining the prompt-based essay

Afternoon session: Personal Statement Brainstorming

  1. Workshop: Outlining the personal statement.
  2. Reviewing example introductions (Text: 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays)
  3. 3Developing the introduction paragraph for the personal statement

Day 3

Morning Session: Writing Skills/ Proofreading Review

  1. Grammar, Mechanics, and Style Review (Text: The Elements of Style, 5thEd.)
  2. How to write with voice: syntax and vocabulary (Text: selections from prose stylists. In-class handout)
  3. Proofreading the prompt-based essay introduction.

Afternoon Session: Body Paragraph Skills for the Personal Statement

  1. Lecture: Writing the body paragraphs / Using effective transitions.
  2. Workshop: Writing the first body paragraphs for the personal statement.
  3. One-on-one and peer criticism

Day 4

Morning Session: Body Paragraph Skills for the Prompt-Based Esssay

  1. Reviewing example body paragraphs (Text: On Writing the College Application Essay, 25th Anniversary Edition).
  2. Workshop: Writing the first body paragraphs for the prompt-based essay.
  3. One-on-one and peer criticism.

Afternoon Session: Finishing the Personal Statement

  1. Developing a concluding paragraph for the personal statement.
  2. Group review and proofreading of the concluding paragraph for the personal statement.
  3. Lecture: Tips and tricks for the last stage of the writing process.

Day 5

Morning Session: Final Proofreading

  1. Final proofreading of the entire personal statement.
  2. One-on-one and group review
  3. Concluding remarks on writing the personal statement

Day 5 – Afternoon Session: Finalizing the Essay

  1. Lecture/Workshop: Developing the concluding paragraph for the prompt-based essay.
  2. Final one-on-one proofreading of the prompt-based essay with the teacher
  3. Concluding remarks on writing the prompt based essay.

Required Books:   (you can select other books if you needed)

  1. On Writing the College Application Essay, 25th Anniversary Edition: The Key to Acceptance at the College of Your Choice, Author: Harry Bauld
  2. 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays: What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice 4th Edition, Author: The Staff of the Harvard Crimson
  3. The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition, Author: William Strunk, Jr.

 

Lin Xu /
2017-2018 Principal
principal@racl.org
http://www.racl.org/

RACL 2017 Fall Badminton Class

Dear all RACL parents,

RACL will continue offer the badminton class at 2017 Fall semester.

Please use following link to enroll the class.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kn_EoKCSbc9iPI2FKqO19a7XM98FW5duN_79z8cQF5Q

地点: 北卡羽毛球俱乐部 Badminton NC

9300 Globe Center Drive, Suite 116, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560

时间:

Sunday afternoon

Class Time:    3:00pm — 4:00pm

Class starts from 9/10/2017 to 12/17/2017

Class fee:

$130/term (14 classes)

*The age of kids should be 8+.

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Lin Xu

RACL 2017-2018 Principal
principal@racl.org
http://www.racl.org/