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Deanna

Deanna
Information Systems
Masters Degree

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Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and the Modern World: Lesser Vehicle

Written 2 years ago
As other reviewers have stated, this course is very academic. Dr. Germano's style is very dry. I would describe it as uber-academic – he uses 5-syllable words when 2-syllable words would do. That might sound nit-picky, but he clearly didn't realize that many of his students (going by the members of my class) are not religious studies majors. We're laypeople who are interested in the topic. As such, we need simplified explanations to ease us into his research. The lectures by the neuroscientist, which were highly technical, were really interesting and a lot easier to follow because Dr. Saron tailored his lectures to his audience, explaining things at our level.

Despite the rough parts, I'm giving this course four stars because I learned a lot. There is a lot of content, and there is a lot of thought-provoking stuff. I especially liked the visiting lecturers and the hands-on (or mind-on) contemplative labs, which give practical advice for beginning meditators. And I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for future courses in this series.

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Deanna completed this course.

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

Written 2 years ago
The instructors are fantastic, and the topic is really interesting. I will be recommending this course to my college students. If it is helping me to deal with my procrastination, it should help them, too! :)
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Deanna completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction

Written 2 years ago
This was one of the best courses I've taken through Coursera!

I am a voracious reader, and I love both historical fact and historical fiction. This class got me thinking about historical fiction in a new way. It also introduced me to lots of new authors (as if my to-read list needed to be longer! ha ha)
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Deanna completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

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