Feb 26, 2020
Respected Dr.kristiani sainani madam and coursera.\n\nI thank you for the wonderful classes and presentations, it really didn't made me feel that i was learning online course but as in class learning.
Feb 01, 2019
The course is so informative that I think everyone should take a try. It provides us a fundamental elements to write in a professional way that is not only for our study but also for our profession.
교육 기관: Phua S X•
Nov 03, 2018
교육 기관: TarekMahmoudShohdy•
Jul 27, 2019
교육 기관: Katherine A•
Dec 26, 2017
교육 기관: Mehdi K•
Feb 17, 2020
The main instructor is a great teacher. I have particularly enjoyed the first half of the course that gives general writing tips, applicable to manuscripts as well as lay articles. I enjoyed the optional edit videos, they are very informative. The anecdotes about writers/scientists/plagiarism, etc. are also very entertaining.
The second half of the course is not always as focused on writing (e.g. interviewing/being interviewed, social media, etc.), which is ok, but not what I expected. For example, I did not find Amy Adams' videos very useful. For social media in particular, I expected to learn how to write punchy yet accurate social media posts (since this course is about writing). Instead, the video was more of an introduction to "what is social media".
The certificate provided by Stanford Online has some layout issues, I hope this can be fixed soon.
Overall I recommend this course for beginner writers, it is very useful!
교육 기관: Carlos C•
Dec 18, 2018
I really liked this course. This is the first time someone taught me how to write effectively for different purposes. I mean, teaching these things is so valuable, but no professor I have had since high school has ever taken the time to teach this simple concepts with examples as well, such as cutting the clutter, using more verbs, using the active voice instead of the passive voice, etc. Although I started this course to just learn how to write effectively, I didn't like the last units because they consisted on how to write papers, how to submit them, etc., and I wasn't searching for that. But for everything else, excellent course and excellent professor. The course is designed to constantly test your skills and make sure you learns all the writing principles. Also, and especially for me that English is not my native language, I have seen that I can use this principles to write effectively in Spanish.
교육 기관: Nedyu Y•
May 15, 2019
I was searching for slightly different course, more in direction 'Medical writing', and found by chance the one by Dr. Kristin Sainani. Still, I found the course very useful! I is structured very well and covers all topics needed for academic writing. It goes even beyond, covering particular types of written pieces like review papers, grants, letters of recommendation, and personal essays. I found units 1, 2, 3, discussing the key principles of effective writing at grammatical level, very useful, but my favourite was unit 8 about the communication to broader audiences (e.g. writing newsletter articles) including handling media relations. Great asset of the course are the live demos - really excellent job! Units 4, 5, 6, 7 were very informative, but less useful for my area of work.
A small recommendation would be to improve the sound of some few videos.
교육 기관: John W•
Oct 29, 2017
A very nice overview of writing for the sciences -- everything from journal articles, peer reviews, letters of recommendation, to news items and press releases. Many of the main points were known to me -- remove jargon, use the active voice -- were already known to me, but it always good to be reminded. I also learned some new things -- for example, I had never heard of a "nut-graf" before!
One suggestion for improvement: the series of (three?) interviews with Kristin's colleagues were somewhat repetitive. I believe she asked the same series of questions to each of the three subjects. It would have been better, in my opinion, to focus on different topics with each one, and give each interview its own unique subject.
All in all, a very well-organized and well-taught class.
교육 기관: Rouletta B•
Nov 18, 2019
Very informative, most of the information is presented in a way that is easily viewed and understood. The biggest con is that when the edits/markups are performed using pen/pencil on the slides are basically impossible to see on the Coursera format. If we could view them full screen or as actual slides it might be easier, but to try to follow someone's edits verbally is really difficult. Overall the course was fantastic!
교육 기관: tanujsapra•
Jul 08, 2018
Overall I really liked this course. Even with many years of experience in writing and publishing papers, I learnt a lot. There were certain instances where I did not agree with Dr. Sainani's recommendations. But one's writing choice and style sometimes boils down to personal taste and the scientific content. I hope there is an advanced version of this course in the near future.
교육 기관: Ashley C•
Dec 04, 2019
This was a really great course and was worth my time. It provided me with a number of strategies to make my science writing clear and succinct without losing important scientific concepts needed for my field. It also had me consider best practices in summarizing my findings for audiences outside of my field, outside of science, and for the public.
교육 기관: Lorrie C•
Mar 29, 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It challenged me coming from a non-scientist background. I work in a hospital and am exposed daily to medical terms which is what brought me to the course. Overall I feel that I improved my skill set which allows me to advance my career.
교육 기관: Preeti L S•
Aug 06, 2019
It's a great course that provides a great perspective on academic writing. I especially enjoyed the interviews that were included. However, some of the content does seem a bit old, newer versions would be great and more relatable.
교육 기관: Cristina C•
Aug 14, 2019
I thought this was extremely helpful and insightful. I do not like waiting on other to review my submissions. I don't have control over what others do. And I don't have time to plea with others to do so.
교육 기관: sophie T•
Jul 26, 2019
Very well laid out. Examples provided for all explanations, even the interviews. Very useful for someone who needs to adapt to a new way of writing.
교육 기관: Jacob B•
Mar 18, 2019
This course was extremely informative, but a tad boring. It also needs a little updating, especially because social media has become so pervasive
교육 기관: Manar M H•
Jun 12, 2019
I got a great experience from this course, but it may be better if we have a direct discussion with the instructor though e-mail or messages
교육 기관: Daniela S•
May 21, 2018
Very interesting and helpful course not only for those who are starting to write scientific documents, but to improve writing skills.
교육 기관: Dr A K•
Feb 09, 2018
Thanks Dr. Kristin Sainani for this amazing course and providing an in-depth account of effective and engaging scientific writing!
교육 기관: Juan R•
Apr 11, 2018
The course is great especially the first half. Great tips and practice to improve your scientific writing skills.
교육 기관: Anna C•
Nov 27, 2017
Very good introductory course on the different type of writing that scientists can face. I enjoyed it very much!
교육 기관: Camila P S B•
May 19, 2019
First lessons were very helpful and well taught. Last ones are a bit basic for those with academic background.
교육 기관: Mohamed S•
Nov 28, 2017
It was very nice and easy. I think you may review some videos as the sound doesn't go wit the pic.
교육 기관: M K•
Nov 30, 2018
Wonderful course. I enjoy the personality/humor of the professor. Reasonably difficult and fascinating.
교육 기관: Julia P•
Feb 18, 2018
The first few weeks are useful for not just scientific writers but also anyone who wants to write more
교육 기관: Tara S•
Dec 03, 2019
Great in-depth review and explanation of writing in the sciences. This will be beneficial for my