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johnbrown
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I'm dying to hear a report on the following things from Scott and the students attending his class.

From the teacher: (a) the top 3-5 things that worked very well and the top 3-5 that you'd do differently, and (b) a few things you learned from this.

From the students: the top 3-5 things you've taken away from this class.

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I second this post.
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Yeah, I'd also love to hear.
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Orson Scott Card
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In the writing class, I'm going to be more insistent on deadlines for turning in stories, and will use grades as the only weapon I have to enforce discipline of that kind.

In the sf/fantasy literature class, I will (when I do it again) lecture more to establish a common view of literature and vocabulary of criticism, before turning things over to the students for presentations. I think the class worked well, but ... not as well as I had hoped.

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In the sf/fantasy literature class, I will (when I do it again) lecture more to establish a common view of literature and vocabulary of criticism, before turning things over to the students for presentations.
OSC, as a Ph.D. lit student, I'd be interested in hearing more about this. Did you feel like the class didn't proceed with a solid collective grounding in "theory?" Or was it something else?

I'd be really interested in taking such a class, although my experience is that a lot of "literary" people look down too much on sf/f and a lot of sf/f people (oddly enough) look similarly down on the literary "ivory tower" for it to happen (well) very often.

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Scott R
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In the writing class, I'm going to be more insistent on deadlines for turning in stories, and will use grades as the only weapon I have to enforce discipline of that kind.
In Bootcamp, you used a morning star. None of this mamby-pamby "grade" nonsense. It was, "You have 24 hours to write a story. Those who fail in this will be. . . dealt with."
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Scott I'm not so sure that such...techniques would be an effective form of getting good papers, but they sure would have them done in time. [Evil Laugh]
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I'd say a good clubbing would be quite effective. Of course then you have problems with matriculation attrition.
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Scott R
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I'm not so sure that such...techniques would be an effective form of getting good papers, but they sure would have them done in time.
You must be joking.

EVERYONE performs better under threat of squashing.

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<bump> Because OSC seems to have been posting some tonight. I'd be really interested to hear about your course--what worked, what didn't, and why.
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