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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 Muhammad D B R

Jun 16, 2021

Excellent course on writing and communicating via words

By jingyu l

Dec 11, 2020

What I have learned in this class exceeded my exception!

By Avishkar

Sep 9, 2021

one of the best courses which i have come across with.

By Shirlyn s

Sep 29, 2020

Very beneficial..thanks for helping me learn better..

By Faiz M

Mar 22, 2023

one of the best and one of its own kind

Thanks Barry

By Piero B

Nov 20, 2021

A lot of excercises and examples, interesting course

By Nwoye C J N

May 19, 2021

It is very helpful and insightful I highly recommend

By Susan W

Feb 8, 2021

Fun and informative. Easy to take. Great instructor.

By Chanakan S

Dec 28, 2020

This course will change the way you look at grammar.

By Kashaf A

Apr 12, 2021

My sentences just naturally improved, effortlessly.

By Judy C

Jun 30, 2021

Excellent course covering many aspects of writing.

By mahima s

May 31, 2021

One of the best online courses I have ever pursued

By naxeem h

Nov 26, 2020

thank you so much , It was an amazing experience .

By Hemalatha V

Jul 23, 2020

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By Aparna K

Feb 20, 2022

One of the best writing courses on the internet.

By Najah M

Nov 17, 2020

I've learned a lot from these 4 weeks. Thank you!

By J. R W

Oct 20, 2020

I have bettered my writing and editing capability

By Yash P

Sep 17, 2020

Awesome had a lot of fun while learning....😍😍😍

By Michael O

Nov 1, 2021

Great course: Great instructor, great materials.

By mina m

May 3, 2021

I really enjoy the course. It was very helpful.

By Khan Z A

Aug 21, 2020

Really helpful and worthwhile course.Thank you.

By Charles C W

Oct 25, 2022

Valuable content in a well structured course.

By Fatima S B

Nov 14, 2020

Great instructor and very helpful information.

By Riska A L

Sep 10, 2020

This course shouldn't be missed. It's amazing.

By Ishani M

Oct 30, 2021

A very helpful and informative course indeed!