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Tufts University: Marci Hershman - English - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Marci Hershman | ENG005 - Creative Writing | English2006-05-10

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Marci is a really awesome teacher. Her comments on writing samples are extremely insightful and helpful. Her classes are carefully designed to get the day's point across as are her readings and excercises. When deciding whether I was going to register for this course, a lot of people complained to me that Marci is a very tough grader who doesn't give out A's. Ultimately, I found this to be untrue. I recieved an A in her class and I in no way claim to be an excellent writer. I can't say for sure why people have consistently evaluated her this way, however, if my classmates were in any way representative of the population taking English 005, the majority of people who enter this course are humourously bad writers. If you would like to get an A in her class, there are only a few rules to follow. 1) Get rid of all extraneous prepositional phrases. If the point comes across without it, remove it. 2) "Kill your darlings" as Marci says. If you write your stories around a few sentences which you thought were clever and the rest is lacking, stop. You will not be rewarded for being clever in this class.

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The workload is minimal. 2 short pieces, 3 shorter pieces, 1 re-write, 1 "turn-around". The readings are short and genuinely enjoyable selections. Students were supposed to hand back commentary and criticism to their peers on their stories, however, it was my experience that about 40-50% of the class failed to do so without being caught. Attendance is supposedly important in this once a week class, however, I skipped 3/13 classes without repercussion. I hope this review was helpful, if not, I blame it on my drunk.


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Tufts University: Marci Hershman - English - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Marci Hershman | ENG005 - Creative Writing | English2005-09-19

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I did enjoy the class and it was very interesting to hear my classmates' writing. However, I think Professor Hershman likes things to be her way or the highway, and that is unacceptable in a creative writing class. If you attend all classes, are truly interested, participate, and write in your own style, a B- seems ridiculously obnoxious.

Workload:
Not bad at all.


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Tufts University: Marci Hershman - English - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Marci Hershman | ENG006 - Creative Writing - Fiction | English2005-04-29

Review:
Marci is absolutely wonderful! Great feedback on writing assignments and an incredible understanding of how to craft good stories. I highly recommend her!

Workload:
There is a fair amount of work for the course, so I suggest Professor Hershman for serious writers or those who really enjoy writing fiction. 2 long stories, a rewrite of one of them, and several small assignments.


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