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

7,512 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


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.


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 Andres T

Sep 14, 2020

Excellent course, I really enjoyed it and I am sure it will be very useful in my practice.

By José C P J

Apr 22, 2020

Curso claro e objetivo, abrange bem todas as formas de escrita para um trabalho acadêmico.

By Angelos R

Mar 25, 2020

Very usefull course. The best way to practise your english an learn how to write properly.

By Abid R

Sep 11, 2019

Exceptional Course which help me to improve my writing. Instructor is awesome in teaching.

By Lan A

Dec 11, 2017

One of the most helpful course I've learnt so far. Thank you so much, Dr. Kristin Sainani!

By 祁欣然

Jan 6, 2023

It's a rewarding course that helps newcomers a lot on how to start to write academically.

By onuh s

Oct 21, 2022

The content of this course is life changing and a powerful eyeopener for all scientists.

By vilosh r

Sep 20, 2022

this course provided a unique and different approach to academic research writinh to aca


Apr 12, 2022

I am not English-native and this course gave me many tools to improve my writing skills.

By Ingrid L

Oct 19, 2021

An enlightening and necessary course not only for professionals with a scientific career.

By Deidra D

Apr 11, 2021

Very insightful online prep course for graduate nursing school and post-graduate writing.

By Zhenyu Z

Apr 6, 2021

Highly recommended writing course! I wish I have done this course at the start of my PhD.

By ellen g

Sep 3, 2020

I loved this! Felt engaged, the instruction was spot on for content, speed, and approach.

By Viola B

Jul 31, 2020

I have learned so much, the lessons have changed the way I write. Thanks for this course!

By Biplab B

May 21, 2020

A very good and thorough course. The course is very helpful with many practice questions.

By Gabriella L

Jun 18, 2018

Amazing course! Great tips for writing, even more if you're not a native english speaker!

By Pontsho T M

Jun 15, 2018

I've always struggled with writing but this course has help me more than I could imagine!

By Karina

Jun 10, 2018

This is a really complete course for writing scientific papers. I´d higly recommend it !!

By Meenu S

Sep 27, 2022

Well-versed design for academic writing. Got clear direction to refine research writing.

By Thea V

Sep 7, 2022

Really easy to follow. Learned a lot of tips and information about writing in academia.

By Johannes K

Jun 15, 2022

A very helpful course for understanding the writing process in scientific paper writing.

By Michael-Eke, A J

Mar 4, 2022

Very insightful for beginners and people that want to add to their knowledge of writing.

By Jelena A

Nov 18, 2021

I am totally impressed by this course! Would love to take another by Dr Kristin Sainani.

By Susan A

Mar 25, 2021

This course was simply amazing. Quite engaging and well delivered. Thank you Dr Kristin!

By Carlos A G

Jan 21, 2021

Great course and great teaching from Dr. Sainani. I especially enjoy the first 6 modules