Writing the Essay pushed me to further explore and effectively communicate my ideas through my writing. It is a great foundational course that I encourage students to use as an opportunity to engage their creativity as they develop and refine their technical skills.
- Kendall Ross, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, 2021
Although I never looked forward to essay classes in college, WTE has given me analysis and representation skills that I can apply throughout the rest of my college career. The in-class discussions were always engaging, and I looked forward to every meeting session.
- Eric Yao
To this day, I regard Writing the Essay as one of the most important classes I’ve taken in NYU. It was there for the first time I learned that words matter. This is a lesson I’ve taken with me to every internship, course or personal life experience I’ve had since then.
- Adriana Sofia Monzon, CAS, 2021
Out of all the classes I’ve taken at NYU, Writing the Essay has made the most lasting impression on me. It gave me confidence in my own ideas and reignited my sense of intellectual curiosity. This course didn’t just teach me how to write, it also taught me how to think.
- Emily Yan, Stern School of Business, 2021
WTE was my most transformative NYU experience. Instead of being constrained by writing structures taught in highschool, WTE was where I first learned to trust in and express my own voice, and has given me the ability creatively, academically, and professionally communicate my voice in a cogent manner.
- Iris Wu Zimmer, CAS 2021