Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts August 5th, 2020 it is designed to take 4 weeks to complete. There are specific dates for students to turn in work, but other than that, the course is self-paced. There will be a weekly hour-long video posted by me each Thursday evening by 7pm.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What kind of feedback will I receive from Jessica?
You will receive two rounds of intense edits on your essay. Once on your first draft and another on your final draft.
This includes line edits, notes on content and a full page of feedback to let you know what is working in your essay and what still needs work.
Have students actually been published in the NYT after taking this course?
Yes! I started teaching this course in 2018 and since then, more than three dozen writers have had essays featured in the column. This is a testament to their skills, their stories and the investment they are making in their craft. This course will help guide you toward the goal of getting your essay in the best possible shape it can be in before you submit to Modern Love.
Do I have to read other people's essays and give feedback?
No, you can leave that to me. That's my job. :)