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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....

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Jan 11, 2023

The best course I attain in Coursera. I struggled a lot to write my first manuscript and it took a lot of time. This course is beneficial for all scientific students. I highly recommended this course.


Feb 25, 2020

Respected Dr.kristiani sainani madam and coursera.

I 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.

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By Pamela M

Apr 21, 2020

The course is very fruitful, exciting, and friendly to take. If you are starting your career in science, and you have not developed enough skills to write confidently, you must to take it.

By Ashwati N

Apr 19, 2018

It is a really good course for students who are just learning how to write scientific manuscripts. Moreover this course also covers other writings apart from scientific manuscript writing.

By Erika S

Mar 1, 2021

Really help me work on my wiring skills! Writing is certainly not my strength and this class helped me through all the types of writing I will face in my upcoming 3 years of my doctorate!

By Sarah

Jul 21, 2020

Thanks for the opportunity to be tutored by such an amazing professor, I think this course has transformed my writing abilities into a whole new level, and to that, I am forever grateful!

By Silvina M B

Jun 4, 2020

I really recommend doing this course because it is very complete in terms of content and also because it gives you the necessary tools to write research papers. I really enjoyed doing it!

By Zhe W

Jul 6, 2018

The key points in this course are quite clear and tips are useful. Wish every student could get some feedback from professors regarding to our writing. Many thanks to Dr. Kristin Sainani.

By Carlos A O P

Jan 25, 2018

A great course with concrete and specific guidelines that would help anyone to create better texts in the context of Science - not only journal articles but also pieces for the lay public

By Fernando B

Aug 22, 2022

This is an excellent course. I have learned very valuable lessons on how to write clearly and precisely in Sciences. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their writing.

By Vasco F

Jan 19, 2022

Fantastic Course!

Dr. Kristin has created a fantastic course and she is a superb and engaging teacher. This course has already helped me to write much better reports at work. Five stars!

By Vicki H

Nov 25, 2021

A brilliant course. Well structured and aligned with my expectations and so much more. I would recommend this course to others who require assistant in academic or scientific writing.

By Jose I M

Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Sainani's course is carefully designed to cover all major aspects of Scientific writting. The course has some interesting challenges while still remaning entertaining and accessible.

By Hera C S B

Jul 20, 2020

Course was helpful and corrected a lot of mistakes I've been making. The instructor was clear and articulate, the arrangement of the lessons also followed a logical, easy-to-follow flow.

By Elianny D

Aug 3, 2019

I want to thank you Dr. Kristin Sainani and all presenters, for putting together such an amazing course. It was an incredible learning experience from start to finish. Thank you so much!

By Jessica T

May 3, 2018

This course has really helped me summarise scientific concepts and translate these for a lay audience. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to improve their overall writing ability.

By Mariam N

Mar 21, 2023

it is a great course, I absoulutely love the course instructor Kristin Sainani, she made this learning experience enjoyable and easy to digest with such elegance! definitely recommeded.

By Monica M

Nov 3, 2022

Excellent course! Writing in the Sciences is both practical and challenging - I have learnt so much more than I expected. Thank you for sharing your passion for writing with us Kristin!

By Katy F

Jul 28, 2022

This course was a great refresher on writing. Each section was informative and filled with a wealth of information. I know this course will be helpful in my upcoming graduate studies!

By Estela B

Aug 18, 2020

I highly recommend this course to everyone who is interested, especially the beginners in the field. Dr. Kristin is very didactic and proposes interesting exercises. Thanks, Dr Kristin!

By Jorge H

Aug 7, 2019

Muy bien organizado y presentado, me ha motivado e inspirado mucho a seguir entrenando en el mundo de la investigación medica. Incluso he comprado varios libros recomendados en el curso

By Parul L

Jul 31, 2019

I really appreciate the content of this course. I learnt new things inspite being into medical writing for 1 year. I would definitely recommend this course to other medical writers too.

By Cindy L

Aug 16, 2018

While taking this class, I immediately noticed a difference in the quality of my writing. Even if you don't write papers on hard sciences (I study archaeology) the concepts still apply.

By Afnan B

Feb 25, 2018

Every person who intends to join scientific world must take this course. Course content is very well designed and explained. This course has made an impact on the way I think and write.

By Amber D

Sep 6, 2022

Dr. Kristin Sainani is an excellent teacher and I very much enjoyed her course. Highly useful and would recommend it to anyone going through the publication process for the first time.

By Душина Ю С

Nov 7, 2021

This is an amazing course! The teacher explains everything in great detail and clearly. In this course, I gained invaluable skills that will be useful to me in my work as a journalist.

By Katherine A C

Jun 4, 2020

This is a gem of a course! You will learn a ton, even if you thought you were already a great writer. Worth all the effort; I intend to refer back to my notes as a writing reference.