Writing and Reading Short Stories

Hand-written diagram outlining a plan for a short story.

Planning diagram for a short story. (Image courtesy of Simon Scott on Flickr.)


MIT Course Number

21W.755 / 21W.757

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Spring 2012



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Course Description

This course is an introduction to the short story. Students will write stories and short descriptive sketches. Students will read great short stories and participate in class discussions of students' writing and the assigned stories in their historical and social contexts.

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Shariann Lewitt. 21W.755 Writing and Reading Short Stories. Spring 2012. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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