Take a writing class at some point that focuses on writing about yourself, a class that helps you develop a personal voice.  Despite all of our HASS-Ds and CI-Hs and CI-Ms, most people’s journeys through MIT completely avoid this kind of writing, yet it is one of the most important and rewarding types of written work that we can produce (or am I just too addicted to the “My Turn” and “Modern Love” columns in Newsweek and the NYT?).  At the very least, your future scholarship apps / grad school apps / self-published memoir will thank you.

Potential classes at MIT:
21W.731 Writing and Experience

21W.740 Writing Autobiography and Biography

My ability in this arena has completely withered away over the past four years, and my thoughts feel terribly lost because of it.

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