2016년 11월 30일
Great course to take as the first step in the sequence of the "Creative Writing" certification. Exercises are fun, professor provides useful methodology, load is manageable for someone with a day job.
2020년 7월 13일
It seems easy at the start; give it a week or two and you will be very surprised -- with yourself and your reaction to the feedback.
The instructions are easy to follow, the insights are priceless.
교육 기관: Justin S•
2020년 9월 9일
the grading system could improve star selection process such as grammar; clarity; congruency; originality; captivation may broaden the critque of the story
교육 기관: katherine l•
2018년 4월 2일
Materials were engaging. Some assignment direction was a little vague. Some professional interaction or review would help to supplement the peer review.
교육 기관: Youssef A•
2020년 6월 10일
What's most beneficial about this course are the assignments rather than the videos. I do wish though we got some feedback from the instructor himself.
교육 기관: S. J W•
2016년 2월 27일
Someone needs to review/proofread the final part and assignment. Many students were/are confused about the final assignment. Revise the video too.
교육 기관: Paul C•
2018년 10월 28일
Too many interviews without delving into the core of the subject. There were some good tips but left feeling disappointed.
교육 기관: Jesica M E D B•
2016년 8월 22일
The course is nice and informative. Unfortunately one can not do any of the pear rated assignments or pear reviews.
교육 기관: Fatema R•
2021년 12월 25일
Very basic overview of plot, great for giving amateur writers a push in developing their stories.
교육 기관: Nima Y Z•
2020년 11월 8일
The course was very practical and I learned very useful content and tips.
교육 기관: Mariana C•
2020년 3월 28일
Good morning. How can I unenroll? It is not what I expected. Thank you.
교육 기관: priya v•
2016년 12월 21일
it would have been great if the final assignment had been grade
교육 기관: ahmed i•
2017년 1월 17일
it seems good and hopefully will be valuable in my context
교육 기관: Digant K•
2016년 3월 27일
So overly simple with a lack of details in the steps.
교육 기관: Michael K H•
2021년 5월 26일
Very very good assignments. Peer grading was poor.
교육 기관: Zamzam A•
2020년 3월 19일
I feel we need professional assignment reviews.
교육 기관: Mohammed A•
2016년 8월 18일
Nice, informative, but basic and short.
교육 기관: David K•
2021년 8월 12일
I didn't get any feedback
교육 기관: Juliana C•
2021년 2월 17일
The course is interesting, but the videos are not enough. The instructor is charismatic and friendly. I received very poor feedback from peers ('yes/no/good' answers without any useful information). I did get some useful feedback. And on the last assignment, the program algorithm doesn't match a reviewer which could force you to pay another month, just to get the last review and the certificate. The course is worth the $50, but the review/feedback system is terrible. I will not proceed with the remaining 4 courses (which would mean spending an additional $200). This is very sad, as I was excited about taking writing classes online. Maybe they can limit the number of participants and add a few TAs/mentors to give more valuable feedback.
교육 기관: Joe F•
2022년 1월 27일
While the content of the course itself is potentially helpful, I found the feedback from peers abysmal. I invested in thoughtfully reviewing the work of others and got back blather as feedback; nothing actionable. And peer feedback is the main reason I would pay for a subscription! I could get comparable or better content from a book, blog, or free online videos.
After viewing comments on the "Community," where concerns go unanswered by Coursera staff, I realized poor feedback is something of a norm now. It's too bad. This platform had potential.
I'm going to cancel before the 7-day trial ends. Simply not worth my time or money.
교육 기관: Nikole H•
2022년 6월 3일
I felt like the instructional videos offered a pretty general introduction to the concepts, and didn't feel sufficiently prepared to complete the different assignments. The "What's Up, Doc?" assignment felt like it was the one with the clearest instructions and structure, so expectations were clear. For the others, it was very challenging to understand what we were supposed to write. I think it would be helpful to provide more examples (like in the "What's Up, Doc?" assignment) to provide clearer instructions for students.
교육 기관: Neha J•
2021년 7월 28일
It was a well paced course. Though for people who are reviewing the stories, i find that i wasnt very helpful when it come to evaluating the story and i felt those who rated my stories were not very critcal. they probably didnt know how to be. I feel for a course like this there should be an instructor evaluating the assignments. otherwise this course isnt very useful!
교육 기관: Veronica K•
2021년 7월 19일
The videos are useful, but the peer-graded system of assignments is not. I don't think that the feedback from people with the same (or worse) writing skills is in any way helpful. I've had to review very poorly written pieces, and I don't think that being reviewed by their authors in return can enhance my writing skills.
교육 기관: Sofía G M•
2020년 8월 6일
I feel like, even though it is a course about PLOT, they should give you suggestions and advice when it comes to developing other parts of your story (characters, for example). Also, I think there should be multiple SHORTER activities for us to practice more instead of just one HUGE assignment at the end of each lesson
교육 기관: Jennifer G•
2020년 8월 16일
The pre-recorded lessons were good, but the assignments were unhelpful, as the peer critique process is highly flawed. Students need opportunities for professional critiques and face-to-face encounters with a cohort or associate professor...someone with some credentials or skin in the game.
교육 기관: Paulo S•
2016년 3월 29일
I hope the instructions were cleary and not too vague that it was open to many interpretation. An example would have helped and the rubrics/criteria for grading should have been shown beforehand so students would be guided what points they would consider when making their piece.