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Made the decision to go to EMU because I could be near my boyfriend (now husband) and because the school offered the exact major I wanted (Creative Writing). I realize I don't need a degree in this to write a book but it looks good on a resume and could help me land a job in a writing field. Boy was I wrong thinking I would actually learn something. If you intend to go into the creative writing field, try a different major or a different school or both. The program here is dominated by three Advisers who are all completely worthless as professors. They can't answer my questions without giving me a completely confusing answer that makes no sense or they answer my question with more questions and act like I am the stupid one for asking. Everything they have given me to read ends up being about sex, written by someone that they absolutely love but who NO ONE has heard of, or is so out there that I end up having to look up half the words in a dictionary (and I am very literate) and even then I still seem to miss the completely obscure point they try to get at with the piece they want you to read. If I wasn't so close to graduating and if it wasn't for the fact that I need to stay in the area for my husband's job I would transfer to a better school. I feel like I wasted my money and if I decide to go on to graduate school I will be going somewhere else where people actually explain things, the reading isn't constantly offensive, and where I feel like Advisers teach me something an aren't smoking drugs on their down time. On top of all this they claim that the university is safe, yet after I arrived I discovered merely four years before a girl was murdered in a dorm(possibly raped), there was a stabbing in the freshman dorms just a year after I arrived, things are constantly stolen and cars are broken into all the time (one woman was pulled out of her car and the person attempted to steal it), there is a huge group of sex offenders residing just off campus and there was a registered sex offender attending the school and living in the dorms.
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