Pictured above are the five students whose papers appear in the assignments
section. (Image courtesy of MIT OCW, original photos courtesy of Anne Thomas and Jason Vuu. Used with permission.)
This course features a list of readings
and exemplary student papers in the assignments
This course is an introduction to writing prose for a public audience - specifically, prose grounded in, though not confined to, personal narrative and perspective. The focus of our reading and your writing will be American popular culture, broadly defined. That is, you will write essays that engage elements and aspects of contemporary American popular culture and that do so via a vivid personal voice and presence.