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Writing

April 15, 2020

LaValle, Victor
Writing

Amazing Professor. He is very encouraging, but does give some great feedback. The class was Senior Fiction Workshop, so the class writing was so much more polished, therefore their feedback was better. But LaValle himself doesn't just give you general feedback, or too technical. He helps you with the craft of writing. The way you need to think and choices you need to make in order to be a better writer.

Workload:

If you like to write, you'll love it. You submitt 10 to 25 page submission once a month. You read three 10 to 25 pg submissions and write a critique letter ever week.

May 18, 2003

Cress, Noemi
Writing

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So I thought I was doing well in Noemi's class throughout the semester- all I got back on the assignments that I handed in were checks and "goods" written all over them. Then on the final grade I got a B. I still haven't figured out why. It appears as if Noemi randomly tosses the die in giving a grade - I certainly wasn't expecting the grade that I received - it wasn't based on any of her comments without the semester. I still haven't figured out whether my writing actually improved as a result of her class. No idea. Weird class.

Workload:

Insane - ten page scene due every week, in addition to other random assignemnts that were often very time consuming. A ten minute play as a midterm assignemtn. and thirty to forty pages of a final project. Crazy class.

December 31, 1999

Adams, Glenda
Writing

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Do anything to avoid taking a writing class with this woman. She's very sweet, but she really can't transmit any sort of knowledge at all. Classes consist of her handing out mangled photocopies of famous authors' writings, then directing the class to notice how the author does a or b. If I wanted a class in close reading of texts, I would have been an English major!! What's worse, her analysis of student's works consist of either, "This goes well," or "work some more"....

Workload:

Reasonable, but she's unreasonable in evaluating it

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