The Personal Essay


Stony Brook University

  • Semester
    Summer 2024
  • Instructor
    Cathleen Rowley
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We all have stories to tell about our lives. In this course, we will explore how to tell them through the personal essay, a notoriously slippery and flexible form that we will engage by writing our own personal essays, as well as by reading and responding to writers who work in that genre. Students will also prepare a personal statement for their application to graduate or professional school, or for another academic or professional opportunity.
Course Area: English & Literature
Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
Dates: 05-20-2024 - 07-01-2024
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Instructor: Cathleen Rowley
Local Course ID: 24SU_STB_WRT303_30
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