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About the Course

This course will teach you how to use your written words to become more persuasive. You’ll learn creative ways to use syntax, effective techniques for telling stories, and a clever method for arranging a complex series of information. You’ll also get a chance to both professionalize your use of punctuation and add a bit of style and sophistication to how you craft everything from sentences to slogans. In addition, you’ll 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. Social media has only accelerated the ways in which we all must learn to use our writing to connect, compete, and create—sometimes all at once. So join us for this first course in a four-part series and experience the many benefits, both personal and professional, of becoming “good with words.”...

Top reviews


Dec 7, 2021

It is an excellent course that offers deep insights into the importance of words, it's usage in professional writing, and the impact it makes. I've learnt a lot from the course. Thank you Coursera.


Nov 16, 2021

Professor Barry is skilled and compassionate in teaching the writing course. He's very clear with how he discuss concepts and make learning easier. And he's got a good taste in good sentences.

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By Sukanya D

Jun 20, 2021

a great experience indeed.

By Franco A M

Dec 20, 2020

Amazing. Simply brilliant!

By Carlos L

Nov 27, 2020

Great course for my needs!

By Sarthbodhi W

Aug 24, 2020

Nice and Extensive course.

By caiitlynn

Oct 12, 2021

thank you for the course!

By Laura P S R

Sep 8, 2021

Realmente aprendí mucho!

By Leslie J T P

Sep 5, 2021

interesting, amazing :)

By xiaoli y

Sep 24, 2020

demanding but rewarding

By Miracle O

Nov 29, 2020

I am really excited.

By Ruchi T

Sep 27, 2020

good and nice course

By Hitha M

Jul 29, 2020

Wonderful Experience


Nov 21, 2020

Thank you COURSERA.

By Daniel A A

Aug 28, 2021


By Analyn B

Jan 19, 2021

Thank you so much!

By Elvira R

Oct 29, 2020

Wonderfull course!

By Uzair

Aug 9, 2021

Very good course.

By Samuel A

Oct 20, 2020


By Pragya G

Jul 13, 2020

Brilliant course!


Mar 25, 2022

very informative

By Muhammad T

Feb 13, 2021

Proud to be here

By Abdullah S

Jul 21, 2020

Awesome and Easy

By Hitanshi j

May 31, 2020

loved the course

By Amna M

Jun 17, 2022

i learned a lot

By Carunia A A

Feb 26, 2022

nice and simple

By Rachel G

Nov 28, 2020

Thorough. Very!