Sarah Ahrens, PhD

Freelance Writer

Sarah Ahrens is a freelance writer who received her PhD in literature from Cornell University. She has taught literature, creative writing, and expository writing at Cornell University, Auburn Maximum Security Prison, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University. She has written about William Blake and Walt Whitman and had personal essays published in Avidly (a Los Angeles Review of Books online magazine) and The Washington Post.

Education

  • PhD Cornell University

Courses with Sarah Ahrens

Spring Term 2018

Academic Writing and Critical Reading

This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum.

Fall term 2017

Academic Writing and Critical Reading

This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading and writing. It focuses on analyzing texts, building effective arguments, and using evidence and secondary source material. Instruction on the stages of the writing process, from prewriting exercises through rough drafts and revisions, forms a key part of the curriculum.