Personal Essay I

WRITING X 422.1

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

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Online
Starting at $720.00
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 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.

Spring 2024 Schedule

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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Nate Dern
396685
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Apr 18, 2024
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after May 02, 2024
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Thu Apr 18, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Apr 25, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu May 2, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu May 9, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu May 16, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu May 23, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu May 30, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Jun 6, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Jun 13, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Jun 20, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Victoria Zackheim
396719
Fee:
$720.00
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Still accepting enrollments
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 24, 2024
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens April 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Brian Sonia-Wallace
398211
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 25, 2024
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Thu Jul 11, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Jul 18, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Jul 25, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 1, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 8, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 15, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 22, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 29, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Sep 5, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Sep 12, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens April 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Michael Luongo
397971
Fee:
$720.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 17, 2024
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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