Jul 02, 2020
Great course, it taught me things that I would have never learned otherwise, in this course you must take your time, don't rush, because if you do you will miss the most important points of the curse.
Jul 18, 2018
This course gave a real depth to the importance of describing your character's environment, as a way of deepening and exciting them. excellent work on imagining your characters in the environment
교육 기관: Sasha M•
Aug 02, 2016
The course was inspiring and made me focus on the small details in the environments I create. I think that the professor leans too hard on the quotes and the work of other authors as a core part of the curriculum. It would have been useful to have a breakdown in charts or a checklist to help push our descriptions along. Having said that, the professor seems to care a great deal for her students and that came through clearly.
교육 기관: Coco•
Apr 10, 2019
I liked this course and I learned much. The reason I gave 4 stars is that often it is not clearly explained what exactly was requested in an assignment. I saw that its not only me but many other students had a problem to find out the exact assignment. This problem has obviously existed for the last 3 years and was never corrected. I encourage the students to find their answers - at least partly - in the discussion forums.
교육 기관: Harsha V•
Dec 02, 2016
Ms. Gaige very thoughtfully made it really practical rather than theoretical by bringing in examples of various writings from the past writers, adding in some videos as well for the learners to see it exactly for what something is, while making the points about what should you put into your writing and what you shouldn't. Would have liked a short goodbye video from her at the end though!!
교육 기관: Melissa C•
Mar 12, 2016
Excellent course that both informs and inspires. There is a good deal of content as well as advice. The student writer is encouraged to explore and be unafraid. The only draw back is that the online classroom does not allow the auditing students to post and get feedback on their assignments and it must be done externally to fully get the benefit of our fellow students.
교육 기관: Sherma W C•
Apr 13, 2017
The course, The Craft of Setting and Description, allows students to delve into the skills needed for polished creative writing. Amity Gaige was a great instructor who provided exercises and lectures that stretched my imagination. I really enjoyed this course.
교육 기관: Piyush M•
Jul 10, 2020
The exercised were the most fun and challenging part of the course and I learnt a lot but the feedback was a constant issue throughout. A few students do not really review but rush through it. Please get that fixed, the exercises deserve a good response.
교육 기관: Nyema J•
Aug 10, 2018
Until now I was hasty, wanting to tell the story - Now I want to show the story through character and setting. I realise the reader is disinterested unless they can walk in the shoes of my characters seeing the landscape as I see it.
교육 기관: Michael H•
Aug 16, 2016
I thought this course was very well done. The video lectures were very interesting, and the links to additional readings and videos was very welcome. Definitely one of the strongest segments of the creative writing specializations.
교육 기관: Emily F•
Jun 21, 2016
This class was pretty good. I liked the reading assignments, and there was some helpful instruction as well. I liked learning about the second person perspective, and the section on credibility and research was also really helpful.
교육 기관: Erica R•
Jun 20, 2018
I really enjoyed this course and the reading selected by Ms. Gauge. One gets the feeling she put a great deal of thought in what she wanted the students to learn. I also enjoyed the writing assignment about the 2nd person POV.
교육 기관: Bernat R•
Oct 27, 2017
Great exercises and explanations! But I still think the teachers and instructors should be more involved in correcting and giving feedback to student's assignments, opposite the the only student's assignments we can get now.
교육 기관: Maya K•
Oct 12, 2016
The creative writing series of classes have been extremely enjoyable. The classes are very well organized, the pace of the work was perfect for me. Wish there were another series of classes I could take.
교육 기관: Shalini N•
Jul 12, 2018
A good course a lot of learning. Except for the last week when there was nothing in depth. Also the last two assignments overlap??? The first three weeks were otherwise really great.
교육 기관: Roy N•
Jan 25, 2018
This was a very solid course. It introduced me to perspectives I hadn't heard before. I think my writing has improved because of the course. I am a lot better at setting my scenes.
교육 기관: arya k s•
Apr 02, 2018
This course makes you see your surroundings, it takes you back to your childhood and urges you to gather information from everywhere and tell it in a compelling manner.
교육 기관: Karen R•
Mar 03, 2018
At times the assignment title or the assignment itself didn't seem to fit the lesson for the week but the lessons were intriguing and got me thinking and writing!
교육 기관: Sandra D•
Feb 17, 2019
Good course overall. Assignments are challenging. I think more study material could be added in the course to make it more interesting.
교육 기관: Dawn S•
Jun 02, 2016
This is great course for challenging your perceptions of things and encouraging you to try out different perspectives.
교육 기관: Sharon•
Apr 03, 2016
I enjoyed learning about how to create a vitamin rich unit of fiction and the importance of specific words.
교육 기관: Abrar A A•
Mar 23, 2018
love the professor n her approach to writing... some of the best n practical exercises I did in writing
교육 기관: Ian B•
Jul 04, 2017
Great course for getting into the nitty gritty of how your story should feel. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
교육 기관: Lubaba A•
Mar 16, 2017
it's amazing course that gave you a new point of view for writing and a very good training
교육 기관: Brigitte P•
Nov 14, 2018
The Course is very good. I would like more assignments and tutor's grades
교육 기관: rima a•
Mar 24, 2018
this course is really great. it helps you to think out of the box
교육 기관: Naina S•
Jan 24, 2019
Helped marginally, visible change in my writing. I'm very happy.