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.
The course was informative on how to build, structure and develop the plot of our own stories. It was also very helpful in guiding us through the editing process. A useful course for aspiring writers.
By Noah S•
The course was a good motivator to start writing and keep writing every week. The lectures were short and generic. Nothing other than the very basics. The peer review system works okay but it certainly isn't great.
By Lisa G•
I understand the importance of reviewing other classmates work however with the time constraints of today's world, I believe it takes away from precious time that could be spent developing the craft of writing .
By SANCHEZ C M P•
La verdad es muy difícil aprender algo ya que nunca hay retroalimentación aparte de la que dan los compañeros del curso. Solo son videos muy abiertos para explicaciones que deberían ser concretas.
By Marc E S•
I was hoping the lectures would be more dense. My previous coursera courses where on data science, machine learning, etc. I somewhat feel that the content on those courses is twice or thrice more.
By nathan g•
Some of the instructions didn't seem to match the assignment and I think a lot of learners were confused. Needs more moderation. I did learn and found the challenges in the course useful.
By Sharon A D•
The instruction is clear and quite good, but what good is feedback if you cannot read it. I can see my grade but there is nowhere to see what my peers had to say about my work.
By Justin S•
the grading system could improve star selection process such as grammar; clarity; congruency; originality; captivation may broaden the critque of the story
By katherine l•
Materials were engaging. Some assignment direction was a little vague. Some professional interaction or review would help to supplement the peer review.
By Youssef A•
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.
By S. J W•
Someone needs to review/proofread the final part and assignment. Many students were/are confused about the final assignment. Revise the video too.
By Paul C•
Too many interviews without delving into the core of the subject. There were some good tips but left feeling disappointed.
By Jesica M E D B•
The course is nice and informative. Unfortunately one can not do any of the pear rated assignments or pear reviews.
By Nima Y Z•
The course was very practical and I learned very useful content and tips.
By Mariana C•
Good morning. How can I unenroll? It is not what I expected. Thank you.
it would have been great if the final assignment had been grade
By ahmed i•
it seems good and hopefully will be valuable in my context
By Digant K•
So overly simple with a lack of details in the steps.
By Michael K H•
Very very good assignments. Peer grading was poor.
By Zamzam A•
I feel we need professional assignment reviews.
By Mohammed A•
Nice, informative, but basic and short.
By Juliana C•
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.
By Neha J•
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!
By Veronica K•
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.
By Sofía G M•
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