Wesleyan University

Writing a Personal Essay

This course is part of Memoir and Personal Essay: Write About Yourself Specialization

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Amy Bloom

Instructor: Amy Bloom

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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6 hours (approximately)
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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.5

(81 reviews)

6 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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This course is part of the Memoir and Personal Essay: Write About Yourself Specialization
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this week, you will learn how to discover what you wish to say, and how to organize your material and your story (and what is the difference between the two).

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5 videos1 peer review

In this week you lean how to overcome your internal critic and your fears.

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5 videos1 peer review

In this week, you will learn how to sift through the dusty attic of all your memories, to find the ones that are narrative gold.

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4 videos1 peer review

In this week, you will learn how to tell a good sentence from a bad one and how to absorb the lessons of great memoirists and essayist, without copying anyone.

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5 videos1 peer review

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Amy Bloom
Wesleyan University
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