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Memoir and Personal Essay - Write About Yourself

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About

Write Your Story with Confidence. Learn from four published memoirists and essayists the tools and tricks to write your story, The Memoir and Personal Essay - Write About Yourself Specialization is offered by Coursera in partnership with Wesleyan University.

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Overview

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

  • Creativity
  • Writing
  • Non-fiction Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Essay Writing
  • English Language
  • Creative Writing
  • Memoir

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 4 months
    • 2 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner Level

  • No prior experience required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 4 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 4 months.

You can choose from hundreds of free courses, or get a degree or certificate at a breakthrough price. You can now select Coursera Plus, an annual subscription that provides unlimited access.

Funding

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. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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