Review Comment

Tactics of Fiction

January 05, 2006

Lipsyte, Samuel Silver_nugget
Tactics of Fiction

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I would definitly recommend taking his class. Prof. Lipsyte gave excellent criticism gently and went out of his way to make himself available to us. He's also the director of undergrad writing for GS and a professor at the School of Art.

Workload:

3 stories (12-15pgs), one re-write

August 10, 2004

Sharpe, Matthew Silver_nugget
Tactics of Fiction

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It's difficult to believe that this man was the same one in the previous reviews. Alien Abduction? Demonic Possession? Perhaps there is no explanation, but he wasn't the committed or helpful teacher I had expected from his reputation. Most of the time he seemed to be phoning it in, he played obvious favorites, and subtly encouraged the class to go after certain students. Just a weird vibe throughout the semester. His written comments were often helpful, though, so maybe it balanced out. Generous grading.

Workload:

4 stories, and he's flexible. Great, great readings.

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