I disagree with the critques of this instructor. I actually found this course to be helpful and Prof. Adam's reading of my work to be very incisive and thorough. She is careful when making comments, perhaps because she doesn't believe imposing her on views on others, but she is fairly strict about what is and what isn't good writing. Also the handouts she gives out are all there to illustrate particular elements of a narrative (background, scene, dialogue, etc.) I find it surprising that so many students found them unhelpful - after all, what can a writing teacher do? She can't just write it for you!