Course description

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.

Limited to 17 students per section.

No upcoming classes were found.

Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 1132 101-SEM
Number:1269
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
 

Residential program dates: The dates listed here are for class times only. If you’re attending the Summer Residential Program, your dates will include move-in and move-out days. See Summer Residential Program dates.

Precollege Studies may offer additional events, such as workshops and college fairs, during your session. See activities.

Final exam/project due:Monday August 01, 8:30 AM - 11 AM / White Hall B14 (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM / White Hall B14
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Stratford, A. (aas68)
Max. enroll:17
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

New York State students: Learn how to make arrangements to take your Regents Exams at Cornell if necessary.

See Dates & Deadlines.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 1132 102-SEM
Number:1270
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
 

Residential program dates: The dates listed here are for class times only. If you’re attending the Summer Residential Program, your dates will include move-in and move-out days. See Summer Residential Program dates.

Precollege Studies may offer additional events, such as workshops and college fairs, during your session. See activities.

Final exam/project due:Tuesday August 02, 8:30 AM - 11 AM / White Hall B14 (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10 AM - 11:15 AM / White Hall B14
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Stratford, A. (aas68)
Max. enroll:17
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

New York State students: Learn how to make arrangements to take your Regents Exams at Cornell if necessary.

See Dates & Deadlines.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 1132 103-SEM
Number:1271
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
 

Residential program dates: The dates listed here are for class times only. If you’re attending the Summer Residential Program, your dates will include move-in and move-out days. See Summer Residential Program dates.

Precollege Studies may offer additional events, such as workshops and college fairs, during your session. See activities.

Final exam/project due:Monday August 01, 1:30 PM - 4 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM / White Hall 114
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Zukovic, B. (bbz4)
Max. enroll:17
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

New York State students: Learn how to make arrangements to take your Regents Exams at Cornell if necessary.

See Dates & Deadlines.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.