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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons January 17, 2013 - 11:52pm

Someone please talk to me. How were your classes?

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dufrescm from Wisconsin is reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep January 18, 2013 - 11:21am

Yeah, I'd like to know that too.  They are really expensive and I'd need to know if it was worth it before I could commit to paying for one.  But there's three or four that are really tempting!

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. January 18, 2013 - 11:31am

The class I took was exactly as good as I made it.  The essays given were excellent and the lessons learned were easily as good as any college class, but everything else came down to me making a huge effort to do the homework and try to engage the rest of the class in forum discussions about the essays.  

If I had tried any less, then it would not have affected my writing as much.  Had I tried harder, then I would have got more out of it.  

Half the class dropped out, and that is a bummer.  The other 1/4th didn't participate in the forums much.  That left me and 4 others to really flesh out and talk about our lessons.  

Clevenger was a gentleman and quickly answered any questions.  He didn't have as much time to spend on the forums as I would have liked (but I would have had him on the forum 24/7), but he made as much time for each student (even those who dropped) as you would get in a typical college writing intensive (maybe more).

It was worth the money, and I wish it were cheaper to take classes so that I could take more.  

90% of what you get out of the class, though, is what you put into the class.  Invest yourself, and you'll get tons out of any class.  Take notes, compare notes, explore new ideas that come up from those notes.  If you don't work twice as hard as you think the teacher should, then you're cheating yourself.