Creative Academic Essays
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: MFA Creative Writing Program
Department: Writing Program
Course Number: NWRW 1122
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Creative Writing
  • Writing Fundamentals
  • English Composition
The academic essay is an essential genre for college students and creative writers alike. In this course, creative writing assignments, short essay prompts, and guided readings help students become comfortable with writing well-researched and well-supported expository essays. We read work by James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Claudia Rankine, and John Jeremiah Sullivan, among others, for models of clear, engaging analysis and argumentation. Students also learn how to use library systems and online databases to conduct research. This course is for those who need practice with academic essays and who seek a compelling critical voice for their writing.
Course Open to: Degree Students