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About the Course

This second course in the Good with Words: Writing and Editing series will help you become an effective architect of information, both with your sentences and with your paragraphs. You’ll learn that the traditional advice to “Show, don’t tell” is incomplete and that skilled writers actually switch back and forth between showing and telling. You’ll also learn more about the menu of time management techniques introduced in the first course of the series, including “deep work,” “studio time,” and “the Animal Farm Principle.” And as with the other three courses in this series, you will get access to a wide range of books and other resources you can use even after you finish the course. These include: (1) the readings and exercises provided to the students who have taken the in-person version of this course at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago; (2) two digital libraries of excellent writing from a diverse collection of journalists, scientists, novelists, poets, historians, and entrepreneurs; and (3) a monthly “Good Sentences” email....

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Nov 9, 2022

This course was easy to follow and included fun and diverse activities. Professor Barry presents ideas and topics in a style that allows the learner to retain knowledge and to achieve goals easily!


Nov 21, 2020

Great course! There's plenty of materials and opportunities for practice. There's a sense of continuation from one topic to the next; coherence is impeccable.

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By Samin Y A

Oct 3, 2020

Extremely good. Everyone should take this course!


Jun 18, 2020

One of the best writing course available online.

By Lilian B

May 21, 2021

Excellent, very inspiring, and full of sources.


Sep 20, 2022

buen curso excelente y sobre todo reflexibo

By Hazel L L

Dec 8, 2020

Five star for me since I love this course.

By Farkin P M

Jun 24, 2022

Muy divertido, interactivo y descriptivo

By Arianne M

Mar 8, 2021

REALLY GREAT STUFF! On to Course 3# :)

By Erick A P C

Sep 19, 2021

Fairly thorough, I really enjoyed it.

By Fatima R B

Nov 3, 2020

Two thumbs up! Everything went right!

By Pablo G Q

Nov 4, 2020

Great class, definitely worth taking

By Umar F

Jul 29, 2021

very helpful to improve writing

By Sukanya D

Jun 19, 2021

excellent and a must take course


Nov 19, 2020

It's a very good course to learn

By Anisha N

Nov 4, 2020

It is a really very good course.

By Katherine L

Apr 14, 2022

excellent! Very thorough.

By Uzair

Aug 9, 2021

Really very good course.

By Franco A

Dec 29, 2020

Very Interesting Ideas

By Alejandro F P S

Aug 27, 2021

useful in my career

By Analyn B

Jan 19, 2021

Thank you so much!

By Nasir M

Nov 28, 2020

Excellent Course!

By Jim D

Nov 1, 2023

Very Informative

By Khushalee c C

Jul 16, 2020

excellent course

By Andrea G

Sep 27, 2022

I learn a lot.

By Nabeeha f k

Nov 12, 2021

amazing courses

By Alvaro D C

Sep 27, 2021

Great Course