Jul 07, 2017
This has been a wonderful opportunity and journey, one of learning how to tap into innate skills of creativity, inspiration and penmanship. Thank you.
Aug 02, 2017
The resources have been great tools to help design and finish a polished piece. A great course for all kinds of creative writers!
By Alejandro Miguel Guevara Montiel•
Oct 25, 2018
It was challenging and inspiring, one of the best courses I have taken. I took my writing to new places and learned quite a lot : ) Thank you so much for the opportunity and platform for learning.
By Jack Hayes•
Aug 01, 2018
Overall, I found this course to be VERY ENJOYABLE. My ONLY concern was that the PDF requirement was not stressed at the very beginning of the course. Because I have only an old refurbished computer that does not have top of the line features, making PDF files did not always work as planned. OpenOffice and Adobe Acrobat sometimes easily converted to PDF for submissions, but sometimes did NOT. That made it difficult for some reviewers to open. Had I known earlier, I would have bought a new computer and avoided some frustrating submission difficulties. I really appreciate the effort some people had to go through to open my odd submissions. They gave me some valuable tips in their critiques that I might have missed out on had they not persisted. SO: Suggest at the outset that writers using paleolithic equipment like mine, check to see if their computers can generate PDF files. It will eliminate a lot of cussing later on.
Other than THAT, I had a great time, learned a lot, and HIGHLY recommend the program. Wonderful teachers!
By Federico Barillas Schwank•
Jul 31, 2018
Fantastic experience. I found myself reviewing a story by a well-regarded author. I learned a lot from reviewing the writing of others. That alone is worth the five stars. The commentary I got back was not that thorough, but when people took it seriously it was quite helpful and encouraging.
By Liliane Murray•
Jul 30, 2018
By Francisco Rogelio Samour Hernández•
Jul 19, 2018
I loved it. It was a great opportunity to learn how to write a story.
By Kartik Sharma•
Jul 16, 2018
Very helpful! Must take
By Alexander Fradiani•
May 14, 2018
In general the specialization has been great!
I feel like the capstone project could be a bit more challenging, maybe having more active instances each week where students could improve and receive feedback faster.
By adriene jordan•
May 12, 2018
Pacing just right; helpful assignments; solid, constructive teaching; tough yet encouraging peer review
By Juanita Jones Wible•
May 11, 2018
I really enjoyed the capstone. I received some great feedback regarding my story but I was disappointed because most time I only received two instead of three reviews. I feel the reviews are the most informative because they are the reader responses to the lessons covered each week so I think it should be a goal that is met each week even if a mentor must step in to provide that final review.
The reviews are also an opportunity for me as a writer to improve my editing skills. It is also an opportunity that forces me to make sure there is a positive in the critical reviews of the pieces. I make sure i review my words to be sure they are not negative but offer guidance and words that will make the writers want to continue writing and improve. As students we all came to this specialization for skills and a chance to publicly share those lessons within our pieces not negativity.
I am glad Coursera provided me with this opportunity to take advantage of this specialization because I am a better writer because of these five courses and their instructors. Thank you.
By Royne Chaves Gomez•
May 08, 2018
Amazing, great tutors, for everyone who's looking to expand the horizons. Highly recommended.