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On Writing

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Phillip Lopate on Making Your Essay Your Own

The essayist and Columbia professor shares how this storied genre allows writers to develop a unique voice.

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Reaching Beyond the University: Writing the Op-Ed

In some University Writing classes, students revise their academic essays as editorials for wider audiences—and even get their work published.

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A primary goal of University Writing, the first-year course from which these essays have come, is to enjoin students even in their first months at Columbia to analyze and respond to contemporary issues. The essays in each edition offer examples of persuasive, thoughtful, and responsible thinking about questions under discussion both in academic contexts and the public sphere. The essayists in The Morningside Review do not simply express their opinions, but begin the heady process of entering into an existing intellectual conversation and exchange of ideas.

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