After each workshop or course, I typically do evaluations asking for honest assessment from participants. Over the years of offering both creative and non-creative writing courses, I’ve received insightful reviews that have helped me to improve both content and content delivery. If the participants had a positive assessment of the experience, I add them to performance reviews (same as I do positive client reviews) hopeful that the positive word of mouth will lead to more opportunities to do what I do.
On the eve of the next round of written communication courses with Barbara Arrindell and Associates here in Antigua and Barbuda, I thought I’d share in full the most recent assessments.
What was your general motivation for taking the course?
Participant 1 – “I was motivated to pursue the course to improve my writing skills both professionally and personally.”
Participant 2 – “To learn writing outside of creative writing.”
Participant 3 – “I enjoy writing and I always wants to learn the difference styles of it.”
What were your specific goals?
Participant 1 – “1. To improve on my writing skills 2. Improve my grammar”
Participant 2 – “None”
Participant 3 – “Expression in writing but I know with practice I will reach my goals”
Have your goals been accomplished?
Participant 1 – “My goal has been accomplished through extensive practice and through completing.”
Participant 2 – “Yes”
Participant 3 – “Most goals were accomplished.”
What goals were not accomplished?
Participant 1 – “No goals were not accomplished.”
Participant 3 – “The writing of stories.”
Do you have suggestions for improvement of the course?
Participant 1 – “1. Research essay to the course 2. Increase the length of course”
Participant 2 – “I think an extra week, possibly. Homework should force the students to interact with various platforms, let it be mandatory with the only option being they choose one or two types eg: a tweet and a Facebook post or a Blog Post. Maybe creating a blog and writing a post in class could be a lesson; that wouldn’t be hard since everybody got a smartphone.”
Participant 3 – “The course should be held for at least six (6) weeks.”
Why/why not would you recommend this course to someone else?
Participant 1 – “The instructor did a Fantabulous job in making sure that questions asked were handled in eloquent and excellent fashion.”
Participant 2- “I would recommend this course because it was fun and interesting. Of course I learnt stuff, that was the point, but the manner of the learning was most important. The conversational aspect, and the classes had an organic feel pulling from not only our experiences but from what was happening in during the class.”
Participant 3 – “I would recommend this course to someone else because it is educational and our tutor is very knowledgeable and likes to be challenged.”
Do you have any general thoughts re the course not covered by the questions asked in this evaluation?
Participant 1 – “NO”
Participant 2 – “Nothing that comes to mind”
Participant 3 – “No, not at this time.”
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New sessions in written communication begin June 22nd and there’s still time to register: BA & A registration June 2017
Source: Performance Reviews