Students are learning to write with “creative flair” and to “play” with language and wordplay, according to Stanford’s Creative Writing schools.
The school announced on Tuesday that students at its creative writing schools are being encouraged to work “in creative spaces.”
The announcement comes just days after an online poll asked students to rank their favorite creative writing school.
Students can vote online on Monday.
The Stanford Creative writing schools review has been an ongoing effort by the school, which opened its doors in 2017.
Students must complete an online test and then take a writing test on the same day.
The online survey asks students to rate the school’s curriculum, teaching style, and its ability to teach creative writing.
The poll, sponsored by the creative writing program, asked students the following questions: How do you feel about the current state of creative writing education in the United States?
How do students who are interested in working in creative spaces feel about learning about creativity, and what kind of spaces do you think are needed in order to create a positive environment?
How would you rate the creative writer program at Stanford?
What about the Creative Writing programs at the other schools do you find the most innovative and inspiring?
And finally, what are your thoughts on the overall state of the creative arts and humanities in the US?
The school’s executive director of education, Dr. Jody Stegman, said in a statement that the survey “shows students have great respect for their fellow students, the work being done in creative writing and the school.”
“Students are encouraged to use creative writing as a vehicle for personal growth and self-reflection,” Stegmen added.
“They will be encouraged to create and express themselves through their work.”
In February, Stegmings school received national attention after students petitioned the school to allow students to submit short pieces of writing on a variety of topics.
The petition included questions like: What is your favorite book, movie, or song?
What do you wish people knew about you that you didn’t?
What would you like to see in the world today?
How can you change someone’s life?
And the petition’s signatories included authors like writer, actress and comedian Aziz Ansari and artist Amanda Palmer.
The college’s response to the petition has been to ban students from submitting their work to the school.
Stanford also said in February that it was suspending the work of students who do not take the creative school’s writing exams.
“We want to be clear that this is not about any individual student,” the school said in the statement.
“This is about the creative economy and the broader educational opportunities that it offers.
And we have decided to suspend our writing exams, so that our students are not forced to take a standardized writing test or face any of the issues that were brought up in the petition.”
Students will continue to take the writing tests on Tuesday, and students will receive a notification on their social media accounts.
“I’m really excited about this,” student Alyssa Smith said.
“And it’s going to make it even more fun for me to get into the creative spaces that they’re building for students.
It’s awesome.” “
It’s kind of amazing that they even allowed me to participate, because I don.t think that the creative writers really have the same kind of access to these kinds of spaces that other students do.
Read more about creative writing in The Washington Post.