Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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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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Very informative and useful for all memoir writers.
Memoir Writing
Chak Koonapareddy
filmmaker
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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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If anyone has any reservations about taking an online writing class, they can be assured that this will be a wonderful experience, full of lessons, critique and feedback from a knowledgeable instructor, as well as from the other students.
Memoir Writing
Jill Strada
radio station program director
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An emotional rollercoaster that everyone should ride.
Memoir Writing
Jonathan Stark
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 instructor gave a complete and thorough class that hit upon the entire process of memoir writing. With almost every point she had an example that clearly illustrated the topic. The writing exercises were perfect and helped communicate the points even more.
Memoir Writing
Britta Larsen
advertising
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I was apprehensive at first about taking an online class since I am not a computer expert, and also because I wondered about a class with no face-to-face interaction. However, taking this class on the computer was so simple, I never felt intimidated. I also felt like I came to know both the instructor and the other students through their comments and class discussion.
Memoir Writing
Julia Gentile
retired attorney
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If the memories inside your head are as cluttered and chaotic as all those photos you still haven't put into albums, this course is a good way to start imposing some structure on them.
Memoir Writing
Suzanne La Muniere
IT purchasing coordinator
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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 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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The online class was a great way to fit writing into my busy schedule. The class discussions and teacher feedback were invaluable
Memoir Writing
Joe Mefford
president
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I further honed my memoir writing abilities and deepened my understanding of the issues unique to memoir.
Memoir Writing
Sarah Johnson
consultant
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I learned what is needed in a memoir to make it interesting to the reader.
Memoir Writing
Agnes Montgomery
student
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Despite the fact that we were online, the instructor immediately created an atmosphere of warmth, humor, and acceptance in the class. She made herself enormously available and set a tone for enjoyable and rigorous group learning.
Memoir Writing
Anne Morgan
psychologist
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The course really helped me look at memoir writing in a different way and gave me good insight into how to construct my own story in a way that is engaging, readable, and effective.
Memoir Writing
Daniel O'Rourke
psychotherapist
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I loved this class. For a very reasonable price, I got structure from an experienced professional, as well as support from my peers.
Memoir Writing
Tulasi Payne
writer
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This was my first online class, and it will be the only way I'll ever take a class again. It was never boring. There were no classroom distractions and no 45 minute late-night drives. I could get up to make a cup of tea, listen to my favorite CDs, print out the lectures, and read them at my leisure. What could be better?
Memoir Writing
Carol Davidsen
office manager
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I learned how to write an engaging memoir, where before I had just scribbles of thoughts in a notebook.
Memoir Writing
Margret DellaMaggiora
corporate VP
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I love the online possibility! Sitting here in Santa Fe and having outstanding teachers from New York or other areas is one of the great benefits of this method. I love being able to create my own time structure—I would not do it otherwise. Your Web site functions very well; I am amazed how everything is connected and one thing reacts to the other. Well done!
Memoir Writing
Shanti Bannwart
psychotherapist
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