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Essay Writing (Journalism)

May 10, 2012

Gibson, Lindsay Silver_nugget
Essay Writing (Journalism)

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This review is actually for University Writing. She doesn't return emails. She doesn't really give out too much busy work. She grades her essays pretty hard. I tried to e-mail/ask her for help, and she didn't respond. If she does help, she is reluctant and wants you to figure everything out. One time I emailed my essay to her to see if she could find any faults with my argument and all she said "much improved." Then I got a B on the essay. Unless you are a naturally gifted writer, do not enroll in her class, because she doesn't help/guide you at all.

Workload:

Not too much work in the class, but that doesn't make this an easy class! Be prepared to spend all the free time in the class where she doesn't give out HW to edit/nag her to help you with your essay if she is willing.

May 10, 2004

Brady, Frank
Essay Writing (Journalism)

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My personal experience in the class was coming in, sitting down, listening to him ramble on for an hour about anything that randomly crossed his mind, and then spending the second hour listening to students read their work -- something I could very well have done on my own. At times, I found him interesting. After all, he spoke of his experiences as a writer and I want to BE one --but most of the time I found his comments self-involved, common-sensical and unenlightening. Of course, he was such an amiabe man so that made up for it - but there were times during the semester when I just saw no point in going to class.

Workload:

Assignments do aprx every other week. 5 articles - a personal experience, critical review, op-ed, news story and a longer in depth profile. Even if the techniques behind writing them don't need a one-hour lecture, you'll feel accomplished all the same. The in depth profile can be an especially rewarding experience. He's an easy grader, too.

May 24, 2003

Brady, Frank
Essay Writing (Journalism)

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I signed up for this class at the last minute and was really glad I took it. It’s a seminar—12 students, once a week, and a decent but not overwhelming amount of work. Though Brady tends to dominate class discussion, offering tidbits of journalism advice, students (usually 2 a class) read their work and get feedback from the rest of the class once assignments begin coming due. Brady himself is a chess fanatic and wrote a biography of his friend Bobby Fischer.

Workload:

5 assignments: personal narrative, opinion piece, a&e review, news story, and celebrity profile (get started on the last ASAP).

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