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WRITING 101 Writing Workshop

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    Melvin Bukiet, kate zambreno, Mary LaChapelle
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    Great Discussions

    Lots of Writing

    Meetings Outside of Class

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    Jul 11, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Mary is a great teacher and you will definitely learn a lot from her, as well as being exposed to many different writing styles. You will be asked to review a lot of your classmates work as well as doing assigned readings and exercises, which can often be fun and helpful but also takes time, so be prepared for that time commitment.

    Course highlights:

    Everyone has a different experience in this type of less-focused workshop, but I personally learned the importance of manipulating time in a narrative, especially the power of summarization to move a story along. We also spent a good section of time on dream narratives, which offered a very different but interesting perspective.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Often times in workshops, completion is better than perfection, both in your own exercises and responding to other people'e work. Most pieces you turn in will be intended to explore certain aspects of writing. These usually do not need to be completed narratives, as long as you get something out of the exercise. Analyses of writing pieces read for class and reviews of classmate's work should be thoughtful, but do not need to be essays.

    • Summer 2017
    • Mary LaChapelle
    • Lots of Writing Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Jul 14, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This was a great course for me and I think anyone who wants to try writing nonfiction ought to think about signing up for this class.

    Course highlights:

    This course helped me develop and discover my own voice as a writer. I learned how to trust my instinct when writing, I learned how to give constructive criticism of my classmates' writing and how to utilize peer critiques on my own writing in order to improve.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Come prepared for every class. Do all your readings on time and take notes. Take time writing your peer critiques for every workshop- critiques should be thoughtful and constructive.

    • Fall 2015
    • kate zambreno
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    Jul 10, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    If you were ever interested in writing this course is the ONE FOR YOU. Melvin does not believe in coddling his student, and gives honest and analytical feedback on every piece.

    Course highlights:

    As a writer, there is no course which i think could have helped me more than this one. Melvin introduced me to a number of techniques which have improved and will continue to improve to craft for years to come.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Turn in only the absolute best work; things that you have put your mind, body, and spirit into. Melvin is very keen at smelling effort in work and will call you out on it.

    • Fall 2015
    • Melvin Bukiet
    • Lots of Writing Meetings Outside of Class Great Discussions

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