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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Classroom
Online
Starting at $575.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

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 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
-
Instructor: Robert Anasi
364821
Fee:
$695.00
58 days left. Enroll by Jan 9, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 14, 2019
Course Requirements
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present by Phillip Lopate

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Antonia Crane
364822
Fee:
$575.00
56 days left. Enroll by Jan 7, 2019
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Notes

No meeting January 21, 2019; February 18, 2019.

Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 12, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Jan 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Jan 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Jan 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Jan 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Feb 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Feb 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Feb 18, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Feb 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Mar 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Mar 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Mar 18, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Mon Mar 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333

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