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John OConnor

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Please do not be put off by the word poetry in the title of this course; this a very practical course that will improve both your ability to read a text closely and your ability to think in a creative manner. This course has been the most valuable class and the most enjoyable class that I have ever experienced. Professor Filreis and his talented team of TA's have created in this course an amazing online learning environment in which a wonderful community of learners emerges. The course includes poems by Dickinson, Whitman, Pound, Gertrude Stein, Robert Creeley to name just a few.
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If you are a serious self-motivated student with a strong interest in SK then you will get a lot out of this course. But if your interest in SK is only casual I do not think this course will transform your view of SK. The course is a traditional set of lectures with a weekly question to ponder. The Professor was not present in the class and he only made 10 posts. However the TAs, who are Phd students, are available to answer questions. I watched all the videos and they are very well produced.