Personal Essay I
WRITING X 422.1
Learn to write humorous essays, opinion pieces, and mini-memoirs about your life in this introductory course.
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
What you will 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.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Instructor: Victoria Zackheim
32 days left. Enroll by Jan 15, 2020
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
No refunds after January 20, 2020
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.