TCR History Camp | Winter 2020/21

Winter Session 1 (Two Weeks) | December

The TCR History Camp Online is an intensive workshop in historical research and writing for secondary students. In each 2-week session, 2 experienced instructors will coach students, all working remotely, to compose a first draft of an historical research paper on a topic of their choice.

Each student prepares for the workshop, in advance, by
  • choosing a topic,
  • procuring (either buying or borrowing) at least 3-5 books on that topic (many if not all of which the student should read before the start of "camp"), and
  • arranging for online access to other primary and secondary sources on digital databases (e.g., JSTOR, eLibrary, Gale, EBSCO, Congressional Quarterly, etc.).

Instructors work one-on-one with students, coaching them through the research and writing process: formulating productive research questions; finding and making discerning use of primary and secondary sources; taking accurate notes; analyzing evidence, formulating a provisional narrative and testing it with more research; marshaling evidence to support one's position or narrative; puzzling together a narrative structure for one's essay; documenting evidence with University of Chicago-style source citations; writing and rewriting.  

Each weekday morning begins with a virtual meeting, via Zoom, of all students and instructors, devoted to instruction on methods required for the historian's craft. Students then spend the better part of each day, and the middle weekend, exercising those methods in their own research and writing. Each student has a daily one-on-one conference with an instructor. Each day concludes in the late afternoon with another full-class Zoom session.

Winter Session 2 (10 Weekends) | January

The 2021 Winter Camp is an intensive 10 weekend online workshop in historical research and writing for secondary students. In each 10-weekend session on Sunday, experienced instructors will coach students, all working remotely, to compose a first draft of an historical research paper on a topic of their choice.
 
Sunday class schedule: Sunday class: 9am – 10am (China Standard Time see below)
 
1:1 individual coaching session: Sunday afternoon & Wednesday
 
1:6 Teacher: Students ratio.
 
Each student prepares for the workshop, in advance, by

  • choosing a topic,
  • procuring (either buying or borrowing) at least 3-5 books on that topic (many if not all of which the student should read before the start of "camp"), and
  • arranging for online access to other primary and secondary sources on digital databases (e.g., JSTOR, eLibrary, Gale, EBSCO, Congressional Quarterly, etc.).
Instructors work one-on-one with students, coaching them through the research and writing process: formulating productive research questions; finding and making discerning use of primary and secondary sources; taking accurate notes; analyzing evidence, formulating a provisional narrative and testing it with more research; marshaling evidence to support one's position or narrative; puzzling together a narrative structure for one's essay; documenting evidence with University of Chicago-style source citations; writing and rewriting.  
 
Each Sunday morning begins with a virtual meeting, via Zoom, of all students and instructors, devoted to instruction on methods required for the historian's craft. Students then exercise those methods in their own research and writing. Each student has two one-on-one conferences with an instructor on Sunday and Wednesday.

Winter Session 1 Dates & Cost

Winter Session 1H – High School

December 19th - December 30th

Pacfic Daylight Time (PDT/UTC -8)

Tuition: $3,500


Winter Session 1M – Middle School

December 19th - December 30th

Pacfic Daylight Time (PDT/UTC -8)

Tuition: $3,500


Please note the Time Zone of the online class.

Winter Session 2 Dates & Cost

January, 10th - March 14th, 2021

China Time (UTC +8)

Tuition: $3,750

Winter Session 1 Cancellation policy

Until 11/30/20: 75% refund
After 12/1/20: No refund will be made for any reason.

Winter Session 2 Cancellation policy

12/16/20: 75% refund
After 12/18/20: No refund will be made for any reason.


Before you apply

Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission based on availability.

If you are qualified, we will send you an email with the link and the instructions to register.

Deadline for applications:

Winter Session 1:  Nov. 20th. 2020, 11:59 pm EST (UTC-5)                                   Winter Session 2:  Dec. 11th. 2020, 11:59 pm EST (UTC-5)

Applications must include a Transcript and a Preliminary Research Proposal.

Make sure you have  a copy of your transcript to upload with your application.

Prepare your preliminary research proposal before filling out your application. The  proposal  must  include:

  1. one  paragraph  describing  your  topic  of  interest 
  2. three  questions  you  would  like  to  answer  about  your  topic 
  3. a  list  of  five  sources  that  you  plan  to  use  in  your  research.  Those  sources  must  include  at  least  1  book  (not  a  textbook)  among  them.

Be prepared to complete your application in one sitting. You will not be able to save your entries for later completion.

Cancellation policy:
Check YOUR SESSION above for the correct cancellation policy.

While the TCR History Camp provides first-rate personal coaching on serious History research papers, participation cannot guarantee publication. The Concord Review selects about 5% of the papers submitted. While we welcome submissions from students who have attended the TCR Summer Programs, their papers will be considered alongside other papers submitted by diligent students from many countries.

If you have any questions, please see the Summer Program FAQ or contact Steven Lee at steven.lee@tcr.org



Home | About |Contact UsFAQ | Links


.
Copyright © 1996- The Concord Review, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Questions about the website? E-mail the webmaster

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software