Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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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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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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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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Memoir Writing was there for me at the right time during my creative journey. I was floating a bit, not sure of the structure and process, and this class equipped me with the right tools and provided a sense of direction.
Memoir Writing
Christie Munson
grant writer
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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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I learned what is needed in a memoir to make it interesting to the reader.
Memoir Writing
Agnes Montgomery
student
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The course is both pragmatic and imaginative. The instructor's analysis of memoir as a separate genre with its own conventions is a real help.
Memoir Writing
William Spiegler
retired journalist
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I received the course as a present, and it is the best present anyone has ever given to me.
Memoir Writing
Lauren Hershkowitz
high school teacher, CPA, mother
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The instructor was a constant source of inspiration, a supportive and perceptive critic. Thanks again for a course that has been very important to me...as a person, as a student, and as a teacher.
Memoir Writing
Harvey-Ann Ross
teacher
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I feel I am firmly on the road to my first book, and I wouldn't be on this road without you guys.
Memoir Writing
Helen Newman
writer
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This is my third GWW course, and I love them! The instructors are dynamic and experienced, the assignments and booth are useful and motivating, and the other students provide a great, full-bodied experience.
Memoir Writing
Laurie Stuart
ESL instructor
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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 a ton about memoir.
Memoir Writing
Nancy Jacobs
movie marketing executive
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The instructor covered the material in a way that was a complete road map for how to write well and get published.
Memoir Writing
Priscilla Dunne
real estate broker
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I learned more in this class than in any of my writing courses in college. It was extremely thorough and applicable.
Memoir Writing
Amanda Scott
actor
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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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The organization of the site is great. Easy to move around. Clear. Super!
Memoir Writing
Remko Jansonius
museum curator
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The instructor was very unintimidating; she seemed real and down to earth in her interactions with the class.
Memoir Writing
Virginia Tubeck-Drozd
freelance 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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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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