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Courses will be added to the Summer Session roster between November and May. Visit often to see the latest information.

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 18 students per section.

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

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
Days/times:M-F 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM 114
Location:Ithaca campus
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Quinonez, E. (eq25)
Max. enroll:18
To enroll:Precollege students may take this class as part of a six-week Summer College program.

Summer 2019: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 1132 102-SEM
Number:1103
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 24-August 6, 2019
Days/times:M-F 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 114
Location:Ithaca campus
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Mirskin, J. (jam297)
Max. enroll:18
To enroll:Precollege students may take this class as part of a six-week Summer College program.

Summer 2019: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGL 1132 103-SEM
Number:1104
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 24-August 6, 2019
Days/times:M-F 10 AM - 11:15 AM B02
Location:Ithaca campus
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Quinonez, E. (eq25)
Max. enroll:18
To enroll:Precollege students may take this class as part of a six-week Summer College program.

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