Course Details

The Concord Review at Brandeis provides guidance for high school students in writing high-caliber, in-depth research papers over two weeks in historic Greater Boston. Students attend interactive group classes, have frequent individual meetings with the instructors, attend a question and answer session with past authors, work independently in research and writing sessions, visit historical sites, prepare presentations for the final conference, and discuss past Concord Review essays.

The program also includes time for students to have discussions with their peers about each others' works,  course materials, the study of history beyond high school, and many engaging historical topics. Centered around nonfiction project-based learning, the program equips students with advanced writing techniques, academic research skills, and critical thinking abilities that will guide them through academic and professional life far beyond high school.

Sample Schedule

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

10 a.m. - Activity & Lecture Course

12 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - Visit to a Historical Site

3:30 p.m. - Individual Writing Consultations, Research, and Writing

5:00 p.m. - Dinner

6:30 p.m. - Homework

8:00 p.m. - History Trivia Night & Snacks!