Jan 6, 2006, 9:11 AM
Post #74 of 1175
MFA programs will (after the all-important writing sample) look to see if you have done some things on your own to improve your writing: workshops, conferences, classes, reading for literary magazines, whatever. I'm not sure how much weight it really carries, but it is nice to have on your application, and it actually doesn't really matter if the experience was actually helpful to you or not (how are they going to know, anyway).
Re: [BB] Application Time
Here's the thing, though - if you signed up for a workshop, and then took some of it, but didn't complete it, you didn't actually take the workshop. If you list the workshop, and they, for whatever reason, actually try to confirm that you took it, and then find out you didn't (or dropped out partway through)....
Obviously, I think you are asking this question because you want to do the right thing; I think that listing a workshop or class that you dropped is a bad call.
Ultimately, it's your decision, but if it makes things any easier, I can't imagine it will tip the scales to list it. You've already taken other workshops (I think, from your post).
Sorry your workshop sucked, by the way. That's annoying.