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ENGL BC3134 Creative Non-Fiction. 3 points.

Please note that the option to take creative writing courses for 4 points is open only to senior English majors with a verified concentration in creative writing once per senior year in order to fulfill the concentration's senior project requirement.

Prerequisites: Writing sample required to apply. Instructions and the application form can be found here: https://english.barnard.edu/departmental-forms#creativewriting.

In this course, you will learn writing techniques by closely reading masters of creative nonfiction, and using them as a model for your own writing. You’ll learn how to spot and develop story ideas, gather information, and conduct interviews.  We’ll explore issues relating to point of view, tone, diction, and audience.  There will be five creative assignments, including a profile and a personal essay; each student will present drafts for peer review.