Personal Essay I

WRITING X 422.1

Learn to write humorous essays, opinion pieces, and mini-memoirs about your life in this introductory course.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn to be a compelling first-person narrator
  • Work on theme, character development, voice, and pacing for your life stories
  • Complete at least one personal essay of at least 600 words

About this course:

"Personal Essay" is a broad term that encompasses humorous essays, opinion pieces, and mini-memoirs—but which always details the writer's journey through a specific experience. This workshop teaches aspiring personal essayists how to be a compelling first-person narrator and employ craft elements such as theme, character development, voice, pacing, scene-setting, and exposition to tell their stories. The goal is to complete at least one personal essay (600-2,500 words) and develop material for future essays.

Fall 2021 Schedule

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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Jacqueline Stenson
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Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Sep 27, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.

Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 11, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: The Best American Essays 2020 by Andre Aciman
Schedule
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Discussion
Mon Sep 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Mon Oct 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Mon Oct 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Mon Oct 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Mon Oct 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Mon Nov 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Mon Nov 15, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Mon Nov 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Mon Nov 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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