Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course because it gives a quick but in-depth overview of different types of journalistic writing. The professor had a dry sense of humor that kept the class interesting and during office hours, he encouraged me to really put in my all for this course. Even if you do not want to be a journalist, this course will improve your writing in general.
I learned how to write a review article, a political feature article, long feature article, and profile article. These included conducting interviews with people I had never met and going out to events out of my comfort zone, such as the Earth Day Festival for my political feature article about the environment. We exchanged rough drafts with two-three other students for peer editing which greatly improved my writing and exercised my editing skills.
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Advice for students:
As the professor said on the first day, you cannot let this class be a "back-burner" class. You have to keep it as a top priority and plan ahead for article topics since these can require going out of town or finding people within your community to interview. Take advantage of the office hours because the professor will give you helpful advice.