The Power of the Personal Essay For Persuading People in Blogs, Columns, and Admission Applications

Duncan Koerber, University Professor

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
9 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Welcome to the Course!

      1:18
    • 2. Introduction to the Personal Essay Genre

      6:49
    • 3. Specificity and Structure

      3:42
    • 4. Writer As Cultural Observer

      5:29
    • 5. Writer As Activist

      7:55
    • 6. Three Rhetorical Elements in Effective Personal Essays

      5:20
    • 7. Personal Essays and the Truth

      5:51
    • 8. Argumentative Fallacies that Make People Look Stupid

      6:12
    • 9. How to Write School Admissions Personal Essay

      4:10