Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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What I liked most was how “real” the class and the instructor were—no cyberspace feeling. Communication was responsive, there was lots of interaction between instructor and students. I thought the whole thing was great.
Memoir Writing
Susan Jordan
attorney at law
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A great opportunity to learn memoir writing, using many examples from famous memoirs, supported by the detailed structure and focus needed to convey a compelling life story.
Memoir Writing
Lizzie Belden
project manager
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It’s the most interesting thing I’ve done in a very long time.
Memoir Writing
Elizabeth Kuh
child & adolescent psychiatrist
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This course is like a journey into a forgotten world that you used to know.
Memoir Writing
Junis Sultan
student
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Inspiring. Encouraging. Affirming. Well worth the time, effort, and tuition.
Memoir Writing
Melanie Brake
stay at home mother
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This is a great course for somebody trying to make personal sense of a part of their life.
Memoir Writing
Rebecca Brown
physical therapist
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This is by far the best writing course that I have ever taken.
Memoir Writing
Linda Gask
doctor
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This class will give you the kick you need to get your book completed.
Memoir Writing
William Dameron
IT director
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The day was a wonderful introduction to writing a memoir with topics covered thoroughly and interspersed with excellent exercises.
Memoir Writing
Pamela Markham
visual artist
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Eye-opening. Addictive, in a very healthy way. Life-changing.
Memoir Writing
Dina Shalaby
senior research analyst
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This is the best online course I have ever done. The way Gotham puts the lessons together and, more importantly, the weekly exercises and Booth projects, with comments not only from the teacher but also the class, is one of the most effective forms of learning one can experience.
Memoir Writing
Kashonia Carnegie
philosopher
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I loved the corps of writers. We became a family during one of the craziest times in history. Each had various tales to tell that helped us to learn what we’ve overcome.
Memoir Writing
Theresa Lindsay
minister
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This was the best course I have ever taken and I have BA, MA, and PhD degrees from Ivy League schools.
Memoir Writing
Cary Bell
school administrator
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Interesting, eclectic, and thoughtful participants. And a top-notch teacher to boot.
Memoir Writing
Robyn Heisey
executive assistant
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Our class participants had a wide range of writing experience, and personalities, and the teacher was effective at engaging every single person during each class.
Memoir Writing
Kathryn Foreman
marketing director
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Many people in this class had break-throughs and began to really write their life.
Memoir Writing
Anne Rudig
director of communication
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This class was a wonderful mix of lecture, assignments, exchanges, and critiques. I've learned so much. My technique has improved, and I will continue to refer to the lectures as I write my memoir.
Memoir Writing
Deborah Lehman
freelance journalist
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All that you need to become a better memoir writer is the desire. This course will give you everything else.
Memoir Writing
William Dameron
IT director
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Taking classes at Gotham is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Memoir Writing
Warren Shaw
lawyer/historian
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The teacher was kind but thorough. She would ask why a character would say or do something, or point out that the dialogue was good, but there was too much of it, or a scene needed to be grounded so the reader would know where it was, what it looked like, etc. And she would ask “how did you feel about that?” I learned a tremendous amount from this.
Memoir Writing
Joanne Lupton
distinguished professor, emerita
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