My time at UFV was long, involved many changes of plan, led me to take every Creative Writing course available, and ultimately helped me to realize what I wanted to do with my degree. I wouldn’t be where I am now (starting an MFA after finishing an MSc) if I hadn’t taken a long and circuitous route at UFV.
Finishing a Bachelor of Arts, and especially Honours, has given me the skills necessary to make it through grad school. The real truth is this: a master’s degree is hard. I have to self-motivate because independent study is my life, but I can, and do, because I made it through Honours.
I study theory and thank the literary gods, I was required to take English 364. I sit in workshop class and know that all of my Creative Writing classes gave me the ability to provide constructive criticism.