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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 henrique

Jul 27, 2020

Just Amazing! Extensive and transformative.

By Sofia L

Jun 20, 2020

Great collection of material and lectures.

By Avinash K

Mar 6, 2023

Excellent Curriculum and course delivery.


May 13, 2022

excellent course and informative material

By Ana B

Jun 11, 2021

Very helpful. I learned a lot. Thank you.

By Prasant K S

Jan 12, 2021

very good for introductory writing course


Sep 20, 2022

bueno curso y sobre todo muy reflexiblo

By S S S I R K

Apr 10, 2021

yes this course was very useful for us .

By Danilo A

Jul 28, 2020

Helpful with the fundamentals of Writing

By Özgün E Ç

Oct 11, 2020

very helpful and envision your thoughts

By Patrick C

Jul 19, 2020

Great course. Loved every minute of it.

By Maisha M N

May 30, 2020

Thank you! It was wonderful experience.

By emoser

Apr 8, 2021

Enlightening, insightful and inspiring

By Elsa L P

Aug 25, 2020

Really useful and informative course!

By Molly S

Jun 28, 2021

Patrick sir is aweeeeeeeeesommmeeeee


Jan 28, 2021

nice course to undertake,am grateful

By Nardia S

Oct 12, 2021

interesting course, great lecturer

By Isabela d S M

Mar 5, 2021

Mister Barry, you are very good!!!

By Alana H

Feb 19, 2021

great instructor and great course.

By Anthony K

May 24, 2020

This course was clear and concise.

By Matt A

May 6, 2021

Great content. Great instruction.

By Rafael G C L

Jan 22, 2023

It really helps to write better.

By Samantha M

Jul 28, 2021

Exceptional learning experience.

By Fatema K A

Feb 17, 2022

very insightful and interesting

By Amani M

Apr 26, 2021

excellent course for any domain