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

7,544 ratings

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 Santosh S

Nov 16, 2017

Perfect course. Particularly for those who are struggling to improve their academic writing.

By Cliff D

Dec 16, 2022

Great course, very helpful in my quest to decode primary literature for general consumption.

By anjali g

Apr 8, 2022

This course was really helpful , I have learned so many things and the tutor was very nice .

By Karim

Feb 16, 2022

me encanto, de verdad es muy util para personas que nos queremos iniciar en la investigacion

By Phan N

Feb 14, 2022

This course helps me to learn more about the process of writting scientific research papers.

By Marie H

Aug 2, 2021

Excellent course and instructor, focusing on details that truly count in scientific writing.

By Liz H

Mar 3, 2021

I absolutely loved this course. Content and delivery were very engaging - highly recommend!

By Gana D

Aug 31, 2020

Excellent! I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to improve his/her writing skills.

By Karol Z

Aug 13, 2020

I am cutting the clatter and getting straight to the point. An excellent course! Just do it!

By Swathi V

May 14, 2020

Excellent course. Very well structured. Kristin Sainini is an excellent speaker and teacher.

By Tamara H

Feb 25, 2020

Fantastic course greatly helped me in many areas where I found academic writing challenging.


Oct 1, 2018

It is an excellent course, good structure, very practical, exceptional teacher, very useful!

By Jihui D

Mar 4, 2018

One of the best courses I've taken in my life! I wish I have taken this course much earlier!

By Sophia W

Jan 19, 2018

Excellent Comprehensive Writing Course - great for those new as well as those need a review!

By Manoj K

Sep 24, 2022

I loved doing this course. Thanks a ton, Dr. Kristin for designing such a wonderful course.

By Wael T

May 16, 2022

Wonderful course, Fantastic tutor and Rich content...

Thanks for the very interesting course

By Erick P

Feb 27, 2022

Este curso es "obligatorio" para todo aquel que quiera aprender a comunicarse correctamente

By Shad

Jan 9, 2022

This course in exceptional, fruitful and very important to any writer not only researchers.

By Noureldine A

Oct 12, 2021

Thanks so much, it was interesting, well structured, easy to get and very well illustrated

By Boitumelo S

Aug 12, 2021

Very good course, will recommend to all science student. It is well structured and timeless


Dec 4, 2020

Very Effective ! Great Thanks to Dr. Kristin Sainani for her best effort to make it easier.

By Camila A S

Aug 26, 2020

Wonderful course! I have published 14 manuscripts and still learned a lot with this course.

By Guru T A

Jul 20, 2020

One of the best courses. Easy to follow. More importantly able to implement it in practice.

By Ariela G

Mar 18, 2019

Highly recommended! really well organized and gave me practical tools to improve my writing

By Sabina M

Aug 21, 2022

This really helped my perception of writing and I will come back to re-watch the lectures!