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

7,423 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


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.


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.

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By Ramsés O

Oct 2, 2019

This course is just what the doctor prescribed

By Manuel J A J

Apr 20, 2018

This course is a must for every Phd-Candidate.

By Lakemariam W

Mar 28, 2018

The best course in writing. Thank you so much!


Sep 20, 2022

Very well designed and executed brilliantly.

By Ma. C Q

May 11, 2022

Thanks, Dr. Zainoi, you have been wonderful!!

By mayank 2

May 2, 2022

Briliiant course, A must for new reaserchers!

By Daniel B

May 4, 2021

Great course with a lot of practical examples

By Anne J

Mar 7, 2021

Very clear, good examples, effective teacher.

By Noman B

Jun 20, 2020

Course Content is up to the mark and updated.


Sep 17, 2017

It is really valuable and informative course.

By Saif A

Aug 20, 2022

This course is perfect for graduate students

By Robert G

Sep 12, 2021

Great content ... Immediately applicable ...

By Maria J c

Aug 22, 2021

Best course ever!! the teacher is awesome!!

By Abdallah E

Aug 2, 2021

A very useful and interesting course. Enjoy!

By muhammad s u z

Jun 4, 2021

It was a great experience taking this course

By Valdeci C D

Sep 10, 2020

Great course!! I learned so much. Thank you.

By Shahroz G

Jul 8, 2020

A comprehensive course, covering everything.

By Meruyert B

May 2, 2020

I liked the course very much. Learned a lot.

By Petar P

Apr 3, 2020

Great course, a must for academic writers :)

By shomousnugud

Jun 13, 2019

It was great gratitude for your ardent work.


Mar 10, 2019

Very practical, flexible and understandable!

By Chaitanya S

Dec 7, 2018

The best course on "science writing" so far.

By George C M F

Oct 28, 2017

Great course! Concise and very well-pointed.

By Cassandra Y

Oct 4, 2022

Insightful and helpful even for beginners.

By Ayanfe A

Jul 18, 2022

This course has improved my writing skills.