Personal Essay II


Expand your knowledge of what makes personal essays strong in this course for those familiar with personal essay basics.

Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Explore life-changing moments alongside little decisions that set you on a new path
  • Write and revise at least one personal essay about your own life
  • Identify publication opportunities and the best markets for your work

About this course:

Unlike fiction, personal essay offers an opportunity to explore the choices you've made, whether life-changing moments or those little decisions that set us on a new course. Through this exploration, you come to a better understanding of family dynamics and how events from the past have affected the choices you make today. In this course, you expand your knowledge of what makes an essay stronger, more compelling and more honest. This course guides you to write and revise one or more personal essays to be submitted for publication and to pinpoint the best markets and outlets for your work.

WRITING X 422.1 Personal Essay I or comparable workshop experience.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Victoria Zackheim
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ENROLL BY: Jul 3, 2024
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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required live class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 17, 2024
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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