Writing the Essay I
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Lang College
Course Number: LFYW 1000
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Creative Writing
  • English Composition
This class is an intensive seminar for first-year students to help them develop their ideas through reading and writing. Instructors choose literary topics based on their interests and expertise.The topics, which range in scope and approach, are geared toward the work of crafting and revising essays.Students experiment with a variety of expository and creative styles and proceed throughout the semester from familiar writing (the personal essay) to more analytical writing (the critical essay). Students emerge from this course with more confidence in the process of formulating, developing, and expressing your ideas with the written word.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.

Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Eugene Lang College Lib Arts students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Freshman students.