July 10, 2008
The writing class I just let you in on was full and I won't be able to start this month like I had hoped but I registered for the class starting up next month. In the meantime, my mother-in-law informed me about free online classes done through BYU.
I am signing up for their general creative writing class which actually ended up being $28 but still is super cheap. It looks like the class offers you four lessons and assignments with comprehension quizzes. On the upside, you have a year to complete your course at your own speed. The only down side I see thus far is that on your assignments you are not critiqued or graded. The quizzes can be graded but the assignments cannot. I know this is a huge down side.
For me, being critiqued is one of the best ways for me to learn. Through constructive criticism and praise is how I can know my weaknesses and strengths. If anything, this class will be my way of discipling myself and will help me get in some writing exercises before the other class.
For those who'd like to continue educating yourself for little or no money, BYU offers a wide variety of online classes for cheap or free. Check it out here.