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5 tips for choosing work that best displays your talent for writing.
Whether you’re assembling writings to submit to an MFA program or to share with a local writers’ group, it’s important for you to select work that shows your full range of talents. Sometimes it can be difficult to find the objectivity necessary to evaluate our own work. If you’re unsure of which pieces to choose, consider these tips from award-winning writer Fred Leebron.
As a student in the Cedar Crest College Pan-European MFA in Creative Writing, you will have full online access to a variety of library databases. Our resources include:
In 2012, the College will be enhancing its holdings by purchasing the online Dictionary of Literary Biography and subscribing to JStor, an online database of major journals in arts and literature that contains more back files than Project Muse.
Accessing Online Technology
The Cressman Library at Cedar Crest College offers online instructions for accessing its databases and journals using online technology. There are also several ways to contact the library online, depending upon the nature of your question. In addition, should a student need to read a paper journal article, the library can scan the article into a PDF file and e-mail it to the student.
Receiving quality instruction doesn’t require setting foot in a classroom.
Simply put, distance learning means receiving education from instructors who are not physically standing in front of you. That is, they are separated from you by distance or sometimes by time. Distance learning is an especially wonderful model for the MFA in Creative Writing, because it enables students to receive instruction and guidance from acclaimed writers from all over the world via technology using e-mail and Skype sessions. Likewise, you can communicate with fellow writers in the MFA program via these means, regardless of where you live or write.
Even if you don’t consider yourself technologically savvy, Cedar Crest College offers plenty of support to help you engage in distance learning as part of our Pan-European MFA in Creative Writing.
This program requires:
To help students participate in distance learning, Cedar Crest offers:
For any additional questions you might have about distance learning, please contact your admissions counselor (firstname.lastname@example.org).