Expository Writing Intensive: How to Write Great Papers

III. August 7–11, 2023
Day & Time:
Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00–3:00 p.m. (EST)
Anne Summers, Brie Bouslaugh, Barbara Morris

"I liked how the class was very interactive. It was not just sit down and write a paper; It was more about being involved in the class.” – From a program course evaluation

Course Description

Participants learn how to read challenging texts and how to think and write about them clearly and coherently. Readings for the course are taken from various disciplines, such as literature, journalism, and social sciences.

The course enables students to identify the strengths and weaknesses in their writing and to improve their skills through individual and group work, discussions, revisions, in-class exercises, and homework. We read and analyze works that exemplify good writing, and we learn how to define a thesis, organize an essay, and incorporate appropriate vocabulary.

By the end of the week, students will have become not only better writers but also better and clearer thinkers.

Registration Guidance & Call Number(s)

Please note, this course may have multiple classes being offered in a particular session. Students should only register for one class and with one call number.

To view detailed information on a particular offering, click on the call number to be directed to the Directory of Classes catalogue.

WRTE0101 (D01) | Call Number: 10556

WRTE0101 (D02) | Call Number: 10557

WRTE0101 (D03) | Call Number: 10558

Further guidance on the registration process can be found here.


Anne Summers

Anne Summers received her B.A. from Barnard College and her Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. She was a Graduate Council Fellowship recipient at Stony Brook and holds an additional graduate certificate in women's studies. Her research focuses on perception in nineteenth-century literature and her publications include articles on Vernon Lee, Olive Schreiner, and Henry James. Anne is currently a Lecturer in the Department of English and Communications at Norwich University, where she teaches first-year writing and literature. She has previously taught undergraduate courses at both Stony Brook University and Manhattan College.

Brie Bouslaugh

Brie Bouslaugh holds a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Fiction from Columbia University's School of the Arts and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. Brie has taught English, literature, fiction, non-fiction, and academic writing in New York for the past decade. She currently teaches at The New School in both Parson's and Lang's first-year writing programs where she has designed multiple courses concerned with memory, culture, and identity.

Barbara Morris

Barbara Morris is a University of Chicago Ph.D. and the co-founder of a pioneering program in graduate research and writing at Parsons the New School for Design in the division of Art, Media and Technology. She has worked as a professor of film and literature at UCLA, Rutgers University, and Fordham University. Dr. Morris has received research fellowships from the Fulbright Committee, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the governments of Spain, the United States, and Argentina for her work in cinema studies.

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