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Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

How to describe Office of Letters and Light? Organized, empowering, energizing. My favorite programs is their Young Writer's Program which I've used in the classroom as an English teacher (8th grade). Through the materials OLL provides, not only have the students improved their own writing, but they've finally come to understand many of the concepts primary to selecting and enjoying good literature. The National Novel Writing Month format translated well into my classroom, and applying many of OLL's WYP materials helped me teach state content standards in ways students could really apply them. The NaNoWriMo also has inspired and motivated my own writing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

National Novel Writing Month, which is organized by the Office of Letters and Light has been such an encouraging experience for me. Personally I've written three novels during NaNoWriMo, and I have three incomplete novels in the wings. It has been just the push that I have needed to work toward one of my dreams.

Even more, though, as an 8th grade English teacher I watched students who resisted writing open up their imaginations and pull out delightful fiction. They enjoy the freedom of the Young Writers Program attached to NaNoWriMo. They thrive in the atmosphere of a class of writing colleagues. They cheered each other on and competed to be the first to read a classmates completed novel.

I love this project!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in my improved writing, in completing a challenging writing project, and witnessing students' growth in their writing skills.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

[can't think of anything]

Role:  Client Served & Wrote a 50,000 word novel in 30 days and coached students to do a comparable project.