2020 Courses

  • Winter Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the fall.
  • Summer Session 2020 course rosters will be available in late-November.
  • View a list of previously offered courses.

Course description

This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

In “The Personal Essay,” our topics are autobiographical in their origins; we write from personal experience, to think about it and to articulate it, in a style useful in all modes of college-admission and college-work. Our writing practice is both “creative” and “analytical.” We discover how writers use drafting and revision as a process of thinking, and in weekly workshops we practice the kind of revision that can make us more independent as writers and more capable of giving helpful suggestions to friends who are also writers. The most important texts for the course are the essays of students enrolled in it; but we also read and discuss personal memoirs. This seminar offers students from diverse backgrounds a forum in which to move beyond accustomed boundaries, finding agency not only through use of the first-person voice but through increased confidence in their abilities as writers.

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

Classes

No upcoming classes were found.

Previously offered classes

Summer 2019: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 1132 101-SEM
Number:1102
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 24-August 6, 2019
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM / White Hall 114
Credit:3
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Quinonez, E. (eq25)
Max. enroll:18
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

Summer 2019: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 1132 102-SEM
Number:1103
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 24-August 6, 2019
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM / Uris Hall 394
Credit:3
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Mirskin, J. (jam297)
Max. enroll:18
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

Summer 2019: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 1132 103-SEM
Number:1104
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 24-August 6, 2019
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10 AM - 11:15 AM / White Hall B02
Credit:3
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Quinonez, E. (eq25)
Max. enroll:18
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

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