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Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wishing to not only improve their writing skills, but to those curious about what the nonfiction genre is really about. Many people automatically think textbooks when they hear "non-fiction"--however, this course showed me just how expansive the genre is, just like fiction.
One key thing that I learned is some of the forms that non-fiction can take, such as book reviews, popular criticism, or general interest articles, much like one can find in magazines. In terms of skills, we discussed many structures and forms with which writing can take shape. There were also interesting talks about some of the articles we read.
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Advice for students:
Don't procrastinate on papers until the night before they're due. The peer-review workshops offered in class are immensely helpful, and the professor also offers to read drafts multiple times before they are due--and he offers valuable feedback.