True Story: Teen Creative Nonfiction — Syllabus

New York City classes

The syllabus varies from teacher to teacher, term to term. But many of the topics will be similar to those covered in the Online classes.

Online classes

Memoir: An aspect of life. Mining your memory. Telling a real-life story.

Personal Essay: Any topic goes. Make it personal and universal. Shape and voice.

Feature Articles: Telling a journalistic story. Feature structure. Feature ingredients.

Profiles: Selecting someone to write about. Interviewing. Capturing a person on the page.

Reviews: Purpose of a review. Facts and opinion. Playing to your audience.

College Essays: Finding a fresh topic. Telling a good story. Enticers—opening, details, scenes.

Note: Content may vary among individual classes.