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I enjoyed the course so much that I didn’t want it to end. This is the fourth writing course I have done with U3A, and I have enjoyed them all. However, I would have to say that this one is the best. Mardi is a fantastic teacher and her support, together with that of the other students, was wonderful. We were encouraged to explore deep within ourselves through the darker periods of our lives. This resulted in the sharing of a lot of very personal and intimate moments. I now feel quite confident in writing about those personal details. I feel sad to be leaving behind a bunch of dear friends.

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

I enjoyed the course so much that I didn’t want it to end. This is the fourth writing course I have done with U3A, and I have enjoyed them all. However, I would have to say that this one is the best. Mardi is a fantastic teacher and her support, together with that of the other students, was wonderful. We were encouraged to explore deep within ourselves through the darker periods of our lives. This resulted in the sharing of a lot of very personal and intimate moments. I now feel quite confident in writing about those personal details. I feel sad to be leaving behind a bunch of dear friends.

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling

The daily writing exercises on suggested topics produced a whole lot of writing. The feedback from the tutor and other students was invaluable. Forgotten memories began resurfacing, often prompted by the writing of another student. I now have a much clearer plan in mind for my final publication.

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

The daily writing exercises on suggested topics produced a whole lot of writing. The feedback from the tutor and other students was invaluable. Forgotten memories began resurfacing, often prompted by the writing of another student. I now have a much clearer plan in mind for my final publication.

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling

Very many thanks to Mardi Sands and the group - and to all the people who keep U3A running! I have thoroughly enjoyed the 2 courses I’ve followed recently - and now look forward to the NEXT one. I’ve had a bad year - and you all have helped me get back on my feet!

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

Very many thanks to Mardi Sands and the group - and to all the people who keep U3A running! I have thoroughly enjoyed the 2 courses I’ve followed recently - and now look forward to the NEXT one. I’ve had a bad year - and you all have helped me get back on my feet!

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling

I have just got to the end of Autobiography and Journalling. Thank you for the Course, the creators and presenters have done a terrific job.

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

I have just got to the end of Autobiography and Journalling. Thank you for the Course, the creators and presenters have done a terrific job.

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling

I hoped to overcome some of my inhibitions in my writing and I think I did that. In addition the memories that were generated by the suggested topics made me realise what a good life I have had. So many happy times and so few regrets. The course was excellent, and Mardi was a helpful and supportive guide. I learnt a lot about myself.

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

I hoped to overcome some of my inhibitions in my writing and I think I did that. In addition the memories that were generated by the suggested topics made me realise what a good life I have had. So many happy times and so few regrets. The course was excellent, and Mardi was a helpful and supportive guide. I learnt a lot about myself.

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Autobiography and Journalling

This course addressed my need to find the narrative of my life. Sharing the experience with others going through the same process was helpful on levels I had not anticipated.

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

This course addressed my need to find the narrative of my life. Sharing the experience with others going through the same process was helpful on levels I had not anticipated.

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Autobiography and Journalling

I’m glad I chose A&J as my first U3A course. It was so good that I registered on Writing for Publication. Having used computers since main frames, the delivery method was ideal. My Adult Education College is just across the road, but with U3A I can learn writing in my garden.

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

I’m glad I chose A&J as my first U3A course. It was so good that I registered on Writing for Publication. Having used computers since main frames, the delivery method was ideal. My Adult Education College is just across the road, but with U3A I can learn writing in my garden.

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Autobiography and Journalling

My first writing course, A&J exceeded expectation. Excellent content, efficient delivery, brilliant tuition, and it was cheap. Mardi Sands is a gem. Portability was key. A South African start, English end, a glimpse of Oz & NZ on the way was the bonus cultural lesson.

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

My first writing course, A&J exceeded expectation. Excellent content, efficient delivery, brilliant tuition, and it was cheap. Mardi Sands is a gem. Portability was key. A South African start, English end, a glimpse of Oz & NZ on the way was the bonus cultural lesson.

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling

The course was excellent. Exactly as described and very useful. The Instructor Mardi was committed and involved and encouraging to everybody. The right length, the right amount of work. Well done.. thankyou.

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

The course was excellent. Exactly as described and very useful. The Instructor Mardi was committed and involved and encouraging to everybody. The right length, the right amount of work. Well done.. thankyou.

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling

An excellent way to study at one’s own level and speed with sufficient discipline to ensure progress over the eight weeks. No pressure, plenty of encouragement and advice. Made better by an active group of contributors.

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

An excellent way to study at one’s own level and speed with sufficient discipline to ensure progress over the eight weeks. No pressure, plenty of encouragement and advice. Made better by an active group of contributors.

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling

Time starvation limits participation for some, however, u3aonline courses could be a window on the world - a virtual peer interest network for homebound older adults, who are at risk of social isolation and loneliness. Less computer experienced would benefit from technical support checcklists.

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

Time starvation limits participation for some, however, u3aonline courses could be a window on the world - a virtual peer interest network for homebound older adults, who are at risk of social isolation and loneliness. Less computer experienced would benefit from technical support checcklists.

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling

The participants showed a willingness to share life experiences testing the strengths and weaknesses in writing their autobiograpies or finding the resolve to keep a daily journal interspersed with memories for self, family, friends or a wider audience. Posts showed empathy and non-judgement.

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

The participants showed a willingness to share life experiences testing the strengths and weaknesses in writing their autobiograpies or finding the resolve to keep a daily journal interspersed with memories for self, family, friends or a wider audience. Posts showed empathy and non-judgement.

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling

It was my first time doing a course on line and I enjoyed every moment. I still can’t believe that my class had two students from the UK. It blew me away. I most certainly will be doing other courses. 

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Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

It was my first time doing a course on line and I enjoyed every moment. I still can’t believe that my class had two students from the UK. It blew me away. I most certainly will be doing other courses. 

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling

It created a discpline for me to work to. I eagerly awaited each day’s work and was never disappointed. I have gained so much from Mardi and intend to keep writing for at least ten minutes each day. I hoped to join the next "Writing for pleasure" course but will be in Alsaka for three of the eight weeks. I look forward to other courses in the future. Thank you Mardi.

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

It created a discpline for me to work to. I eagerly awaited each day’s work and was never disappointed. I have gained so much from Mardi and intend to keep writing for at least ten minutes each day. I hoped to join the next "Writing for pleasure" course but will be in Alsaka for three of the eight weeks. I look forward to other courses in the future. Thank you Mardi.

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling

The course had weekly objectives. Mardi suggested daily topics for us to use as a basis to address the weekly objectives. Mardi’s feedback and the feedback of course members was positive and useful.

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling - Course Leader

The course had weekly objectives. Mardi suggested daily topics for us to use as a basis to address the weekly objectives. Mardi’s feedback and the feedback of course members was positive and useful.

Course name: 
Autobiography and Journalling

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