May 24, 2003

Brady, Frank
Essay Writing (Journalism)

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

I signed up for this class at the last minute and was really glad I took it. It’s a seminar—12 students, once a week, and a decent but not overwhelming amount of work. Though Brady tends to dominate class discussion, offering tidbits of journalism advice, students (usually 2 a class) read their work and get feedback from the rest of the class once assignments begin coming due. Brady himself is a chess fanatic and wrote a biography of his friend Bobby Fischer.


5 assignments: personal narrative, opinion piece, a&e review, news story, and celebrity profile (get started on the last ASAP).