I loved this course! Extremely useful and hands on. The course instructor was really impressive, both informative and empathetic, both arty and to the point. Totally admired her style of instruction.
The course was very well-structured and challenging. The instructor is very experienced and good, thus used relevant materials for this course, be it the guests, or the assignments, or the examples.
创建者 Finn C S•
It was good , but in comparison to the other courses it had problems.
There was way too less of clear strucutre to follow and it was too much of just talking, with different authors. I would have liked to have a more organized and better structured theoretical input.
Also some of the assignments I did not find usefull.
创建者 Jamaluddin K•
The lectures were informative, but the end-of-week assignments were VERY poorly explained, generally had little to do with the week's lectures, and to add insult to injury had grading criteria that did not correspond with the points that were laid out in the instructions.
创建者 Lauren V B•
The first assignment was a lot of fun but the other three were a little confusing, as evidenced by the ever-recurring questions on the forum. The videos were usually really interesting though. Amy has a very pleasant voice but seems to rely on her notes a little too much.
创建者 Thomas O•
Not by far as good as the first module (Craft of Plot). This course seemed less planned and structured. The videos were mostly interviews that sort of touched upon the subjects but hardly ever got into detail. The assignments were often vague and harder to understand.
I found the assignment instructions to be quite confusing. Some of the questions asked for the peer-to-peer reviews were very unclear. I didn't feel the course, overall, offered the same level of content and knowledge that the Craft of Plot offered.
创建者 Jeanette D•
I think Judy Bloom is a brilliant writer. She is also an engaging instructor but I found it difficult at time to discern what the salient points or "take-aways" were from the lectures. I also found the assignment to be less than clear.
创建者 Gabriel T•
I've got the chance to practice writing and I've learned some interesting insights, but I think the instructor didn't put too much effort into this course. All there is to it are 'shop talks' and too little structure.
创建者 Crystal M•
I felt like the teaching was fairly abstract, and I had a difficult time figuring out how I was supposed to apply certain lessons. Overall, I did pick up several helpful hints, so the course was worth it.
创建者 Nathan B•
I found most of the assignments very confusing and difficult to complete. It is a real challenge and forces you to really think, think hard and hope for the best. If you take the course, good luck.
创建者 Mahaba S A S•
The course was very interesting and shed light on the specifics on character development. However, the questions in most peer-graded assignments were some times not suitable for the assignment.
创建者 Yash K•
The course material is great, but the grading usually doesn't result in me getting good feedback. Most students just write "good" without expanding on how I can improve.
创建者 Dominique S•
The information provided is great, but there's so many "shop talks" aka interviews with other Coursera instructors that it misses out on so many possible true lessons.
创建者 Lu O•
Achei as atividades um pouco cansativas, e pouco intuitivas. Os vídeos mais longos e com momentos mais entediantes em relação ao primeiro modulo.
创建者 Emilio M L•
I honestly didn't learn a lot more than in the first course of the specialization. Some of the assignments were a little off-putting to me.
创建者 Martha M•
Most of the assignments had nothing to do with the lectures. The assignments instructions weren't clear sometimes and very confusing.
创建者 Sara A•
The assignments are hard to understand and not well explained. They are also completely irrelevant to the lessons of the week.
创建者 Davide P•
Has been a great course but I would have loved more readings and a little bit more formal rules to sketch our own characters.
创建者 Laura B•
Good information in the videos. The assignments were difficult and didn't seem related to the material from the lectures.
创建者 stanislava o•
I liked a lot of what was said. I wish I had some more concrete advice for building character - if such a thing exists.
创建者 Deleted A•
Great material but students grading other student's work becomes a problem if they can prohibit another from passing.
创建者 Valarie K•
Good course, but assignment instructions were difficult to understand at times and no examples were given.
创建者 Sanelisiwe E M•
This course is beneficial to all those who struggle with character plot. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
创建者 Stephanie E•
In the second course, the talks were not as useful for the assignments, particularly in week 2.
创建者 Hector M C L•
It is good but I think the lectures are a little disjointed from each other and the exercises.
创建者 Digby D•
Adequate intro course. Could gather roughly the same info with a bit of browsing the internet.