2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

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

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 1132 101-SEM
Number:1133
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 22-August 4, 2020
Due date:Friday July 31, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM / TBA
Credit:3
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Attell, K. (kda24)
Max. enroll:17
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 1132 102-SEM
Number:1134
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 22-August 4, 2020
Due date:Friday July 31, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM / TBA
Credit:3
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Mirskin, J. (jam297)
Max. enroll:17
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 1132 103-SEM
Number:1135
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 22-August 4, 2020
Due date:Friday July 31, 10 AM - 11:15 AM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10 AM - 11:15 AM / TBA
Credit:3
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Jardine, S. (sj583)
Max. enroll:17
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

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