Essay Writing Workshop: MIT's Free Advanced Bachelor Level Class on Essay Writing

Published Apr 27, 2009

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'Advanced Essay Workshop' presents course materials from a Massachusetts Institute of Technology class examining the essay format and its use in exploring aspects of identity. This free OpenCourseWare includes student essays from the class. Students seeking Bachelor of Arts degrees in English may benefit from this course.

Advanced Essay Workshop: Course Specifics

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Advanced Essay Workshop: Course Description

This OpenCourseWare contains students' assignments taken from an MIT writing workshop focused on the art of the nonfiction essay. Course includes a suggested reading list of essays and books about the craft of essay writing. Writers include James Baldwin, Nancy Mairs, Brian Doyle, Alice Walker and Minnie Pratt. The course also offers downloadable copies of student essays written in response to class assignments. A guide to participating in the course's writing workshop and preparing a portfolio accompanies this material. This course may be helpful to students working on Bachelor of Arts degrees in English.

This free course offers readings, a reading list and student essays online. To find these materials, visit the essay writing course page.

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