Course description

What does it mean to be a “good” reader or a “good” writer in college? In each section of this course, students receive extensive guidance from their instructors in the discovery and practice of helpful methods for fully exploring and appreciating what they read as well as guidance in planning, drafting, and writing essays about what is read and discussed in class. Each section of the course focuses on a particular topic drawn from a range of fields (e.g., literature, history, film, music). Reading assignments are limited in order to allow ample time for discussion and for personal attention to student writing.

In general, Cornell students are required to take two semesters of First-Year Writing Seminars. Also see your college requirements.

Summer 2024: Ithaca campus

Yessica Martinez
Yessica Martinez
Visiting Lecturer, Literatures in English

Summer 2024: Ithaca campus

Sarah Jefferis
Sarah Jefferis
Visiting Lecturer, Literatures in English

Summer 2024: Ithaca campus

Derek Adams
Derek Adams
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of English

Summer 2024: Ithaca campus

Timothy C. Campbell
Timothy C. Campbell
Professor

Summer 2024: Ithaca campus

Brad Zukovic
Brad Zukovic
Senior Lecturer, Literatures in English