Crafting Strong Analysis
Literacy Lab is designed for students who have mastered the basic 5-paragraph essay, and are ready for the next level.
At Literacy Lab, students learn to annotate a passage, answer advanced questions, and write a timed essay that demonstrates analytical abilities.
Students read content-rich articles and short stories to advance critical thinking, as well as practice independent writing.
Our expert teachers provide immediate feedback, guiding students through active revision and stronger essays. Our Literacy Lab students build confidence and crucial analytical skills that set them on the path to success, especially for future admissions exams.
At Literacy Lab, we give students the right tools to amplify their level of literacy. Our expert teachers guide students with key strategies, proven materials, and clear objectives to lead them to success.
All passages are paired with 7-10 questions that students must answer, testing levels of comprehension, inference skills, and knowledge of figurative language.
All students are taught by dedicated teachers with professional degrees and extensive training in MEK Lab methods.
Students read content-rich articles and famous short stories across genres to increase critical thinking and broaden literary horizons.
Students finish the Lab with an impressive binder of 10-20 completed essays — many more than most students write in two years of school.
Students are given detailed brainstorming sheets, which lay out how best to organize a literary analysis essay effectively, logically and powerfully.
Our teachers provide reference materials for students to deepen their understanding on key aspects of reading and writing, from figurative language to textual evidence.
By appointment only.
Take advantage of our flexible scheduling!
All Spring and Summer Labs are held online through live virtual sessions.
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“With your professional and kind guidance, our son received a very high score in the writing part of the PARCC test. He has improved significantly since taking classes at MEK.”
Although it was an intensive program and it took up most of my summer, my improvements are clear, and I’m much more confident going in and taking the test than I was before the program.
Our Literacy Lab session lasts 90 minutes total, efficiently and expertly guiding students through each stage of hands-on learning.