Aug 24, 2006, 7:52 PM
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Well, the way my school worked is that often the main classes were big, and we would have a lecture/writing assignement with the instructor, and then we would break off into smaller workshop groups which were each led by MFA or MA students. The instructor would usually alternate weeks when coming around to the groups to observe, but all work had to be turned into the insturctor and the grad student.
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So, I had interaction with the instructors, especially during weeks when they were present in workshop. They also always read all of my pieces and made comments....but they wouldn't know me as well as the grad students i worked with. With an exception of one person, I don't know where my grad students went...they've long graduated. I was just thinking that perhaps, since these teachers did read my work and comment on it, I might be more memorable in text given our program format.
I did reasonably well in all of my classes. In the class of one instructor I want to ask, I got an A. In another case, I took two courses, once with a grade of B...the other was a C, but only because she had an attendance requirement, and due to my job, I missed one extra class. She loved my work, but it was a policy thing, and she had to drop me a letter grade. In any case, I don't think the teachers will think of me and think about what a horrid student I was...I'm just worried that I blended in too much to be remembered without something to jog their memories.
(This post was edited by simplythat on Aug 24, 2006, 7:55 PM)