Great class for the content I needed. I audited this class and benefited from the theory discussion and practical exercises. The class guided me to improve my writing style which was my ultimate goal.
Lessons were well done, good mix of teaching and illuminating discussion between accomplished writers. Exercises are creative and well thought out. Feedback from classmates is generally helpful.
By arya k s•
Its a great course to learn the craft of language and how to use it.
By Sophie S•
The exercises were really great. The lessons weren't very helpful.
By Ellen B G•
I was helped by the lessons regarding choosing words carefully.
By Ravi K B•
One of the challenging courses in this specialisation.
By Deleted A•
Great, easy way to learn style. Highly recommend.
By Joseph A•
A wealth of information.
By Abrar A A•
challenging and engaging
By HEENA K•
THANK YOU! SIR.
By Kristin L•
The course information was great and the assignments were very helpful. What lost points for the course was not the content provided by Wesleyan, which was good, but the poor effort on the part of many of the fellow students to really work on constructive critiques. For each assignment I had at least one of the three peer reviews that was useless to me to improve my writing, sometimes more. There should be a way to rate critiques so that students can't move on if they don't do the work of critiquing well.
By Sayali V•
The course is wonderful, but I have a complaint with peer graded assignments. A few students do not bother to write their own assignment and copy others' assignment. And it is very very disappointing when you get a review that you have copied someone's assignment, when actually someone else has copied yours. It was very disappointing to get such a peer review when I wrote my own assignment and someone else had copied it.
By Duygu O Ç•
This lecture helped me in some ways: I have now a clear idea of cutting a piece in a proper way or what do I need as the main subjects of a story. However, the guests speak so much that was really boring. Sometimes there was no meaning in it. Otherwise, the lecturer was fine and I like his style. Thank to him.
By Donald S P•
Less focused than the other four. The focus on facts and things was helpful, but felt less like a revelation.
By Yvette H•
It would be helpful to list what the learner should do in an assignment and exclude what they should not do.
By Robert H•
the least effective of the 4. mainly because the assignment was too limited and the reviews were useless.
By No n•
i was initially grateful to have something challenging to during covid. The peer reviews were somewhat helpful but for the most part, I expected some instructor review also. That would augment the learners ability to give appropriate feedback. As we hopefully improve and move along towards capstone, the necessity of having strong honest feedback is essential. When I realized it was not to be I was sorely disappointed.
The quality of the assignments was sad. Students are trying to succeed and need honesty. Most of them sucked, including myself, however, it is not my intent to rain on anyone’s parade. I do not feel the instructions were always clear or in depth enough ( on giving feedback; assignment submission). The videos were boring and a lot of unnecessary chit chat. When reviewing the notes, the written sentences had spelling mistakes and other flaws. It seemed as though written robotically.
Is there any actual human with any valid credentials actually looking at submission?
You are sponging off hopefuls who continue despite the fact that they should be told to keep their day job.
By Nysha c•
It's ironic that Salvatore Scabona runs the course on economy when he seems unable to follow his own advice. There is an excessive amount of repetition, off topic quotes, lengthy videos about what's coming next and poorly thought through sentences that seem to be an effort to show off his knowledge, rather than impart it. It is stark against Brando's course which is so inspiring and motivating, that I find myself skipping huge sections of Salvatore's videos without losing any of the content. It is a shame, as the rest of the course and all the material is excellent.
By Megan L•
The lectures were unclear as well as the instructions from the instructor I was disappointed.