Emory University (Creative Writing)
I am a graduate from Emory University with a double major in Creative Writing and Russian Studies. I have gone one a number of study abroad trips during my academic career. My studies had taken me to New Zealand, Australia, Japan, England and Russia. Much of my time abroad was dedicated to cultural studies. During my summer in England I studied at Regent's Park College of Oxford University. I have preformed a number of programs in High Schools in my area talking to students about study abroad. I have taught a summer reading group last year. I have worked as a substitute teacher. I am a camp counselor for a Methodist Arts and Music Camp where I teach a writing class.
Both the Creative Writing and Russian Studies programs required many literary readings and a lot of in depth analysis both in discussion and paper form. The actual Creative Writing Workshop classes involved a lot of critique. I am currently part of a writer's group where I continue to critique the work of fellow writers. I specialize in critiquing the content of creative work, and the structure of academic work.
I have given many presentations both inside and outside of academia. For a couple of my trips I needed to do very hands on fundraising, which taught me techniques for speaking both in public and a one-on-one setting. I strive to give my students kind, but honest critique of their work. I am a graduate from Emory University with a double major in Creative Writing and Russian Studies. I have gone one a number of study abroad trips during my academic career. My studies had taken me to New Zealand, Australia, Japan, England and Russia. Much of my time abroad was dedicated to cultural studies. During my summer in England I studied at
Emily was a great tutor, I came to her for help with my English and she has me well on my way!
All degrees from Emory University require a number of writing requirement classes, but the Creative Writing degree required a majority of higher level courses in English, which involved much longer essays. My courses ranged between traditional classes on Shakespeare and the English Romantics, to areas like Crime Fiction and Harry Potter. As such, I am excellent at analyzing both more traditional texts, as well as modern and popular texts.
In addition, my second major of Russian/Eastern European Studies was focused mainly on literature and writing expository and persuasive essays about Russian History and Literature. These essays were often longer and more involved than even my work for my Creative Writing Major.
Having written so many essays I know many techniques to writing good, clean essays that are persuasive to your argument. I also learned through both my degree classes, and fiction writing groups, how to provide kind but thorough critique, to help student both boost confidence and improve their writing ability.
All Emory Graduates must now pass a certain number of writing requirement courses, meaning that we had to have classes where we wrote a certain number of longer persuasive essays. For Creative Writing majors, the graduation requirement was six higher level English courses, and five creative writing workshops. My second major of Russian and Eastern European Studies was also heavy on writing persuasive essays. This means that basically every class I took involved writing papers, and the core of my degree involved writing well and learning to both give and take critique.
Outside of my degree programs, I was hired first by the Financial Aid Department and then Emory's Ethics Center to help write informative articles about programs and events offered through each department. Additionally, I both wrote and edited pieces describing financial literally and ethics in arts and media. I am also a part of a writer's group in Peachtree City, where we offer critiques to other members creative works.