Creative writing courses at Robert Louis Stevenson give students the opportunity to develop their creativity through writing. Teachers encourage students to take on a variety of writing, including journals, poetry, short stories, plays, etc. Students learn various writing techniques to improve their creative writing such as imagery, dialogue and character development. Throughout the course, students practice their writing skills, in addition to learning to share their work with their peers. Creative writing teachers at Stevenson place emphasis on encouraging students to read their work to their peers, allowing students to help each other improve their writing.