Are you taught to write homilies?

Answer: 

Seminarians are required to take courses on writing and giving homilies. Once a seminarian is ordained a deacon (about 6 months to a year before ordination to priesthood), he will preach periodically at Mass in the Seminary and in parishes. During this diaconate period, he will receive constructive criticism on his homilies from the people at Mass and the priests in the parish.