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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Writing in the Sciences by Stanford University

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About the Course

This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, peer review, grant writing, ethical issues in scientific publication, and writing for general audiences....

Top reviews


Aug 25, 2020

A very helpful course. My writing has improved significantly in these 8 weeks. I highly recommend this course to everyone. Thank you Dr. Kristin Sainani and Coursera for bringing this course together.


Jun 3, 2019

This was an amazing course that really helped me with my medical writing skills and understanding how making things clear for all audiences can help in spreading scientific knowledge across the world.

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By Angana B

Jun 21, 2020

Very informative course. The quiz and assignments are well designed.

By 黄尊

Jun 2, 2020

Very helpful. Especially for those who are science writing beginner.


May 29, 2019

This is definitely one of the best course I've ever taken Thanks!!!!

By Marion S

Apr 16, 2018

As a beginner in scientific writing I find this course very helpful.


Mar 30, 2018

It's very helpful for the person who wants to do scientific writing.

By Sina S

Oct 23, 2017

Fantastic course for everyone who wants to write like professionals!


Feb 17, 2023

The course is well tailored for maximum impact in academic writing.

By Maryam I

Nov 20, 2022

This course is very helpful for me. I really learned alot from it.

By Mauricia P

Aug 25, 2022

El curso está muy completo y muy bien explicado por la Dra. Sainani

By Maria S

Jan 5, 2022

Absolutely fantastic course, in terms of both content and delivery.

By Neudys A

Nov 2, 2021

An excellent course for improving writing skills for ESL students.

By navdeep g

Sep 5, 2021

this course provides a perfect platform for being a science writer.

By Oladele C

Aug 24, 2021

Very impactful instruction developing capacity for academic writing

By Anish L

Aug 7, 2020

Excellent course for those who are beginning their research career.

By Tristan M

Aug 6, 2020

Absolutely excellent. I have learnt so much throughout this course.


Jun 21, 2020

From this course, I have learned to write science in a better way.

By benaboud j

Apr 19, 2020

thank you i learned very intressting thing about writing in siences

By Andrew R

Mar 25, 2020

An enjoyable, well presented, course with lots of relevant content.

By Nishi M

Dec 6, 2019

Extremely helpful lessons with challenging assignments every course

By Sergio A H L

Jun 9, 2019

Amazing course, it provides great tools useful for everyday writing

By Mary L P U

Jul 14, 2022

Excelente curso, te brinda mucha información para tu conocimiento.

By Josie M

Jun 6, 2022

Great course! It gave me a great head start on my graduate degree

By Benedicta F

May 25, 2022

I am so happy to have taken this course. I am now a better writer

By Samsonova K

Jan 30, 2022

Thank you! I liked this course. I got lots of useful information.

By Richard A

Jan 5, 2022

I learnt new techniques in writing I never knew. Thank you Kristin