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When You Think You're Done: How to Revise Your Personal Essay

Zainab Khadijah Karim Wednesdays, Sept. 14-28
7p-9p ET
4p-6p PT
6p-8p CT
3 class sessions

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When You Think You're Done: How to Revise Your Personal Essay takes on one of the most powerful stages of writing: REVISION!

Revising is taking what you have and making it even better. Even when a writer thinks they are done, there is still more work to do. In this class, students will be tasked with doing the work of seeing their writing from different angles and flushing out their writing in all of the ways it needs to be cared for.

All class meetings will be held via Zoom. The link to join your Zoom classroom will be provided on the morning of your class. Please check spam folders if you do not receive an email confirmation upon registration. For more information on how to download or use Zoom, please click here.

 Meet Your Instructor:
Zainab Khadijah Karim

Zainab Khadijah Karim is an Assistant Professor of English at National-Louis University and a published writer. She has written for Ebony,/Jet Magazine, MadameNoire, Revelist, and other online writing platforms. She created and edited a series called Shape of Pleasure during the summer of 2020 featuring personal essays and poetry that explored how Black women-centered pleasure in their lives.

Course Takeaways

  • Discovering your argument/theme
  • Organizing plot points
  • A roadmap of the revision process

Course Expectations

  • Come with a written essay that you are willing to revise every week, during class.

Course Skeleton

  • Week One: What is Revision? How does revision look in practice? 
  • Week Two: The revision roadmap
  • Week Three: Revision doesn't stop