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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 alejandra g

Aug 1, 2020

Very useful.

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Nov 28, 2020

Very useful

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Nov 11, 2022

Muy bueno

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Jun 16, 2022

muy bueno

By Xiaoying S

Nov 8, 2020

So great!

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By Luke E

Feb 17, 2021

Good course. I liked the first course more. But the information in the second course stuck better if that makes sense. Can't complain though. Looking forward to the third course. That topic is the one where I really need help - writer's block.

By Sonia S K

Jul 15, 2020

This course gives new information, and I like it. The short videos help me to be attentive throughout the lectures.

The quizzes could be improved to test the concepts rather than recollecting the names of books and authors.

By Deleted A

Apr 6, 2021

I am not a law student. However, this course provided writing techniques for enhancing skills.

By Otegbade K A

Jun 13, 2023

The course is good

for a better

standardIzed writing

and information.

By Stefina C

Apr 29, 2021

The paragraphing reading material is not available.

By Waseema N

Jan 22, 2021

Highly professional and rewarding!