How To Write About Yourself...so that someone else wants to read it! This is the heart of this Coursera specialization in Memoir and Personal Essay. The Memoir and Personal Essay - Write About Yourself Specialization is offered by Coursera in partnership with Wesleyan University.
Masters of both genres share tips, prompts, exercises, readings and challenges to help every writer imagine, construct and write compelling pieces of non-fiction's most popular form: the personal narrative.
Skills You Will Gain
- Non-fiction Writing
- Essay Writing
- English Language
- Creative Writing
Applied Learning Project
Through 16 writing assignments across the four courses, and from reading the work of others, learners will develop a toolset to put pen to paper (or keys to screen) and write the story of their life.
You will collect a portfolio of work that you can use as components of your memoir or essay.
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- Memoir and Personal Essay: Managing Your Relationship with the Reader
- Writing in First Person Point of View
- Writing a Personal Essay
- Writing Stories About Ourselves
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- 4 months
- 2 hrs/week
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- No prior experience required.
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InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 4 months.
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 4 months.
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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.