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.
By Rhona F•
Jul 1, 2022
What a fabulous tool for any scientist looking to improve their writing skills! Kristin delivers clear, concise aand informative material - beautifully paced and explained, I believe this is invaluable for anyone looking to transition to medical writing or for Phd's. Using the tools delivered in this module you will revolutionise your writing skills - enjoy!
By Joy L•
Jun 22, 2020
Highly recommend this course, I am glad to take this course at the start of my PhD. I think a big cohort can benefit from this, from uni students to early career researchers. The audio quality is good, Dr. Kristin makes academic writing/editing much more fun than other teachers I had. You can even listen to her clearly at 1.5 times the original speed, bonus!
By JoAnna P D•
Aug 28, 2019
This was a fantastic course! Although I have been a medical writer for 7 years, I am always interested in learning more about writing and improving my writing skills. This course provided excellent writing tips and provided great insight into how to write and review a scientific manuscript. This course is applicable for all writers, regardless of skill level.
By Rapoport P•
Sep 21, 2022
Для русскоговорящих студентов поделюсь своим мнением: данный курс действительно хороший. Мы часто сталкиваемся с ошибками, разбираемыми в этом курсе в нашей обычной жизни, когда нас заставляют лить воду, для того чтобы объем курсовой работы или диплома был "как надо". Поняла, что то, чему меня "учили" просто портило то, как я умела писать раньше. Рекомендую!
By Chris R•
Sep 28, 2020
As a virgin to writing in the sciences this course gave me the confidence to approach the process in an organised and logical manner. It has helped me with my first lay publication where getting the science across in an easy to understand way whilst not losing any underlying messages. Thank you and I will definitely be suggesting this course to colleagues.
By Tanay B•
May 25, 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and its curricula. Even though I am a postdoc and have authored several scientific articles; yet I always felt that I could have made them better. Therefore, I enrolled in this course. Thanks to Kristin for being a fantastic instructor. I also enjoyed the units on plagiarism, grant writing and writing for the general audience.
By Nidhi M•
Oct 29, 2022
This course does what it says. I am glad that i did this course and it really helped me to recognise my mistakes that i was doing in my writing. Dr. kristin teaching style and enganging voice was enough for me to concentrate in the lectures and make most out of it. The assignments and small tests in between the lectures were so helpful.
Thank you so much!
By Andrea C•
Sep 4, 2019
I enjoyed the 8 weeks learning of writing in the Sciences very much. The materials are very comprehensive and helpful. Give a lot of tips on different types of academic writing. And I've learned how to edit my own work and how to write clearly and concisely. I highly recommend this class and look forward to future courses on this topic or from Dr. Kristin!
By Dr.Hanif U R•
Nov 29, 2019
Really a great course, I have learned many things which I haven't ever known before to be considered in technical writing and learned many more from the interviews of the great scientists and editor of different journals.
Thanks a lot, Kristin Sainani for delivering the whole course in a very best friendly and understandable way.
Wish you all the best....!
By Lộc N V•
Sep 27, 2021
This is my first course taken on Coursera. I found this course accidentally but I've really enjoyed it. Taking this course provided me a lot of useful knowledge and skills in scientific writing.
Thank Dr. Kristin Sainani, thank Stanford University for offering this course.
I hope I can take more interesting courses from you and Coursera.
Have a nice day!
By Marielen D•
Sep 23, 2021
Dear Professor Sainani,
taking on your course at coursera was not only informative and answered a lot of questions about organizing and taking on; it was also fun. I absolutely enjoyed the course and I am very sure to have inspired some of my friends and colleages to take on as well. My first paper will enter the review process this week. Thank you!
By Pauline P•
Jun 1, 2020
J'ai appris énormément de choses, même si j'ai déjà eu l'occasion d'écrire plusieurs articles!
Merci pour tous les conseils, exercices et examples. La diversité de types de textes est tout à fait pertinente (manuscrit, lettre de recommandation, tweet, etc.). Je n'hésiterai pas à me replonger dans mes notes dans les années qui viennent.
By uttara m•
May 9, 2020
This course by Dr Kristin Sainani is excellent. She has given deep insights into effective writing. I am immensely grateful to her for sharing so many important tips. After doing this course I realized many mistakes that I was doing unknowingly. I would recommend this course to all those who want to pursue their career in sciences or related fields.
By Lattha S•
Aug 16, 2021
Science writing is an essential skill for anyone in STEM, academic or not. I already have my PhD and I wish I had taken this before writing my thesis and papers. It’s full of wonderfully useful information, tips, and exercises to help improve my writing. My favorite are the modules focused on interviewing and communicating to science to laypersons.
By ravi t•
Feb 23, 2020
i like this course very much. I learn lot of new things form this course and i also appreciate the work done by various personnel & way of delivering the lectures. I think this course is very interesting and worthy for all the graduate, PG & PhD students. I'm very thankful to Stanford University for providing opportunity for such type of education.
By gitanjali r•
Mar 18, 2018
Very good course for not only aspiring scientists but for everyone who writes. Before doing this course I did not realize how much unnecessary things we write. This course has taught me to be an effective writer. Thank you Stanford University and specially Dr. Kristin Sainani for being an amazing teacher.
Thanks to Coursera for bringing this course.
By Luis J G L•
Mar 6, 2022
This free course really prepares you to abord systematically the writing of your first technical papers. It is easy to follow, the professor proposes a lot of practical activities and shows how she abord the copy editing activities in many examples. I have enjoyed very much this course, maybe is old, but most content is still valid (march-2022).
By Vitor L d O S•
Jun 9, 2020
This course is, by far, one of the best I ever take in Coursera. Everyone should do it!
Not only is the instructor amazing, but the structure, activities and organization of the course are excellent!
By the way, the course is from the Stanford Department of Medical Sciences, but the instructor also presents many examples of physics, statistics, etc.
By Nader A•
Nov 19, 2017
I really do not know how can I thank Dr. Kristin Sainani. this course taught me a lot of things. And it was wonderful. Dr. Sainani, has explained the topics with a great excitement and enthusiasm that motivates the trainer to follow the course. I wish all the best for her. Her course totally changed my attitude about writings and scientific texts.
By Nick M•
Sep 9, 2022
Kirstin is a brillant teacher and has made the course very interesting. I have enjoyed learning new areas of Scientific English. At my university, I never had any formal teaching on scientific writing, in particular writing a peer-review paper, reviews, personal state, ect.
I will definitely apply this new-found knowledge in my work.
By Tahlia P•
Jan 19, 2022
This course was excellent. It equips you with the building blocks to construct the Burj Khalifa of manuscripts! I greatly enjoyed the structure, templates, tips and general confidence conveyed across multiple variations of scientific writing. Soft deadlines by Coursera are also extremely appreciated for clinicians squeezing these into spare time.
By Limor K•
Nov 30, 2017
Excellent course! it's the first time I had the opportunity to learn all these important writing roles in an organised method. The practice exercise give the chance to take the knowledge one step forward. Thank you so much for all this effort with making such an in-depth course!, I'm sure it will be very useful for my current and future studies.
By Ernesto V A•
Nov 5, 2022
I really enjoyed the course. It is very illustrative of the way of doing academic writing, but it goes beyond. It also addresses relevant issues such as authorship, plagiarism, predatory journals, communicating with general audiences and using social media to convey science. Congratulations to Kristin Sainani for the great work done. Thank you!
By Sampoorna R•
Dec 19, 2019
A very helpful course that gives you a broad idea of the different types of 'writing' you can expect to do in science. It's easy to follow and the assignments are challenging enough that you learn without feeling too stretched beyond your means. You will need to bring a love for language and a desire to communicate. Everything else is provided.
By Sanjib K•
Sep 30, 2021
Thank you so much Dr. Kristin and Coursera for bringing such an amazing course. It is one of the best online courses that I ever took in my life. Dr. Kristin is talented and cares so much about minor details. It has given me skills that will be useful lifelong. I highly recommend everyone to take this amazing course. Once again, thanks a lot!!