ClassWriting the MFA Application
This course introduces MFA applicants to the application process and its components, including the personal statement, creative writing sample, teaching statement, CV, and other supplemental essays. Over four weeks, we will discuss genre expectations for each component and complete several in-class pre-writing prompts designed to help us write rough drafts. We will also do guided journaling on application logistics, including making a budget, figuring out who (and how) to ask for recommendation letters, signing up for the GRE, and deciding on personal deadlines ahead of program deadlines. Writers will leave class with outlines, rough drafts, to-do lists, further application resources, and a sense of what to do next.
Instructions for Accessing This Online Class
In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.
Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at email@example.com or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.