Writing the Essay is arguably probably the most notorious first-year requirement at New York University — this has a reputation that not only terrifies all incoming students but in addition lingers with dread into the minds of these who possess taken the course semesters ago. But is it certainly all that bad? To all or any of you who immediately thought “yes,” it is time to discuss the bad along side the great — and give some solid advice to all future first-year students.
As a first-year student myself, it really is utilizing the horror of my peers that I admit that Writing the Essay has been the best course of these past two semesters. My professor was fantastic, the course load was not too overwhelming, and my writing was truly refined for the progressions. There have been loads of moments where I doubted my academic sanity, but We have justified my admiration of this course with my passion for writing. As an anticipated Journalism major, it seems slightly more acceptable that I enjoyed Writing the Essay.
For all of you available to you who are nervous about the course and who might not share the exact same enjoyment in writing academic essays I talked with other first-year students to come up with a few steps that will help you conquer the most infamous first-year course of them all as I do:
1) Be open-minded
Sal Maicki, Journalism and Philosophy Double Major, CAS
“I think to succeed in Writing the Essay you need to go in completely open-minded — you have to completely throw out of the notions from the class and the idea that it is automatically planning to suck and have no purpose in your college agenda except that being a requirement. You shall move out everything you placed into it.