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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.


Jul 1, 2020

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Excellent teaching and excellent material. Everyone can improve their professionalism by taking Professor Barry's writing on course, it's not just for lawyers.

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By Yasser P

Oct 14, 2021

Superb learning experience. I feel I am now a more confident writer

By Vera v K

Aug 17, 2020

Thank you! I did not realize how many mistakes I was already making!

By Cynthia A S

Aug 21, 2021

Great and commendable Instructor. I recommend this course highly.

By Karen Y J V

Jan 16, 2021

Excellent course for people who want to express themselves better.


Sep 5, 2020

I felt like back in school again because I was actually learning!

By Alicia P

May 27, 2022

Excellent course with a lot of interesting material and reading!

By Jamica F

Aug 5, 2021

Want to be a better writer? Do NOT hesitate to take this course.

By MD. A N

May 17, 2021

Amazing course. Amazing resources and recommendations. Loved it.

By Navneet W

Aug 30, 2020

One of the most wonderful courses i have doing on this platform.

By Candace D

Jul 18, 2020

I learned some new writing tricks. This is great for a beginner.

By Srijayee B

Feb 1, 2023

This course is quite extensive, replete with reading materials.

By Khushalee c C

Jul 15, 2020

excllent expirence i have a graet opucutiniti for this courese

By Wintana H

Mar 11, 2021

I would rate this course ten stars. Thank you Professor Barry.


Jun 13, 2020

Awesome opportunity, great material, and a super cool teacher!


Sep 29, 2020

Leaves you better than you began. Thank you, Professor Barry!

By David V

Oct 10, 2020

Great content. Great Deliver. Excellent learning experience.

By Abdul W S

Aug 22, 2022

An excellent course for those who want to be a good writer.

By Darcy J G

Oct 4, 2021

Very informative and an excellent review of writing skills.

By Lindley W

Jun 14, 2021

Fascinating and inspirational--and applicable to real life.

By Francois

Jan 23, 2022

Great course. One of, if not the best courses I've taken.

By Nathan H

Jan 15, 2023

Professor Partick Barry is awesome, energizing my spirit.

By Aman

Dec 3, 2020

Super useful, my favorite specialization on Coursera yet!

By Sisi

Dec 2, 2020

Engaging, informative, and worth every second of my time!

By Richard B

Nov 22, 2020

Lots of good pinpoint techniques to improve your writing.

By Hyejun L

Jan 18, 2022

The course is professional, perspicuous, and productive.