Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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I really gives you a feel for and some practical practice with the different genres within creative nonfiction.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Jacqueline Denton
full-time parent
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This is the best writing class I’ve taken. The quality of instruction was superb, and the small class size allowed a lot of feedback.
Creative Nonfiction 101
David Marino
consultant
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Before taking the course, I did not fully understand the concept of "creative non-fiction". The course will open your eyes to its possibilities, as well as to your potential.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Lew Hoff
business owner (semi-retired)
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The course gave me a wonderful overview of a variety of styles. I learned the difference between a memoir and a personal essay, between feature journalism and hard news, how to profile someone, and how to format news articles.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Helen Aki
student
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The online class experience has literally changed my life. I now see myself as a writer. Thanks to the support and guidance I received from my Gotham instructor and my classmates, I now have the courage and confidence to begin the long process of submitting my work.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Jill Saigusa
homemaker/teacher
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I enjoyed all seven hours and the class has really got me excited about enrolling in the ten week course. It was a great experience.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Michael Sabatino
student
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It was a great course. I learned a lot about myself as a writer, and I felt my work tighten up noticeably. I was able to focus on writing and not fear it.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Stacey E Scott
investment banking
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The course is perfect for someone with little or no knowledge of the different types of nonfiction. It gives you a concise, basic understanding of each genre and the basics of how to write in that genre.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Shelley Belgard
textbook editor
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I learned writing techniques, how to more objectively view my own work, to be persistent in rewriting, to avoid generalizing, the importance of good description...the list goes on and on.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Gerald Hale
student
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I found the online format to be quite valuable as it allowed me to participate when I really didn't have the time. By freeing me from scheduled participation, I could stay current with the lectures and work at odd hours.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Howard Greenhalgh
chief, records management
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The course has helped me flesh out where I want to go as a fledgling writer.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Angela Billings
health and fitness
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The instructor took me in new directions with her unexpected candor, high expectations, and thorough preparations.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Kathleen Watt
graphic arts
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This course permits those of us stuck in the hinterland to get a glimpse of the real world of writing. Short of moving to New York City, the course could not be much better. Forbes was right!
Creative Nonfiction 101
Marvin Wilson
student
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This course and the instructor gave me the push and the skills that I needed to work toward completing my first book.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Dorothy Sims
public relations director
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This is probably the most productive, well-organized class I've ever taken. My intimidations quickly vanished and I really learned.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Kimberly Haynes-Peterson
advertising
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For the first time, the different genres of nonfiction defined themselves in my mind.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Jamieson Haverkampf
freelance writer
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The Web site is a marvel. It works seamlessly.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Earl Pye
chemistry professor
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Thanks for an amazing online class. It was by far the best writing class that I’ve ever taken and right up there among the best classes of any kind I’ve ever taken as well.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Liz Duffy
foundation executive
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The instructor was the first writing instructor I ever had that actually gave constructive criticism. After every one of her comments I felt that I had been given a little gift.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Erin Foster
student
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I became better acquainted with the different types of nonfiction writing, and I learned a great deal about my strengths and weaknesses. It has given me an excellent foundation on which to continue to improve my craft as a writer.
Creative Nonfiction 101
Patricia Garrison
public relations executive
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