This fourth and final course in the “Good with Words: Writing and Editing” series will help you master perhaps the most important step in the writing process: revising. You’ll learn about the difference between editing and proofreading. You’ll practice “un-numbing the numbers” so that data and statistics you use are clear and compelling. And you’ll be introduced to a framework for giving and receiving feedback that helpfully systematizes what should be cut and what should be kept from each draft.
About this Course
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The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM WRITING AND EDITING: REVISING
A wonderful course. It has opened my eyes to the power of editing and has given me the tools to maximize the impacts of my revisions of the final writing product.
I have learned how to write and edit with practical examples. The course is good to learn and practice, I am so grateful to Prof. Patrick Barry and Coursera.
Excellent course. Professor Barry brings English to life through engaging lectures and video presentations, to recommended readings, the course flows.
Never knew learning could be so much fun. This course has really made me review and improve on my drafting and editing skills. Highly recommended
About the Good with Words: Writing and Editing Specialization
Perhaps the most important thing students and professionals of all kinds can do to improve their effectiveness is embrace the following advice: become good with words.
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