The hardest part of writing is often not writing itself but rewriting. Every successful writer has to learn how to revise with patience and skill. This program provides an intense writing experience for students in grades 6–8 who have already been introduced to the writing process and would like to learn how to improve their work through a self-revising process. The assignments will focus on drafting to shape ideas and on revising to communicate those ideas to the appropriate audience. In addition, the course offers an understanding of key grammatical structures that will allow students to make informed choices about style. Grammatical structures covered may include consistent verb tense, pronoun reference and case, subject/verb agreement, appropriate use of passive voice and parallelism. We will pay attention to students' grammatical errors and students will emerge from this short course understanding how their grammatical choices can affect the quality of their prose style. Because this course will have virtual meetings online, meeting days and times are flexible and students need not be in New York to participate. Each week, students will receive writing assignments and grammar exercises to complete and submit via Google Documents. Two days after rough drafts are submitted, students will receive comments and attend a 45-minute small group online session to conference about the piece with the instructor and share with their peers. At the end of the course, students will have written and revised a total of four paragraphs or two essays (depending on individual student goals), including but not limited to literary analyses and arguments.