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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

PD
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.

MT
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 alejandra g

Jul 27, 2020

Very useful.

By shweta

Jan 9, 2022

excellent

By Adarsh S

May 12, 2021

Very good

By ADITI S 2

Feb 14, 2021

excellent

By RODOLFO H

Feb 4, 2021

Excelente

By Nasir M

Nov 24, 2020

Excellent

By SANDRA V D R

Jul 27, 2020

EXCELENT!

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Jun 27, 2020

THANKS...

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May 25, 2020

Wonderful

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Mar 9, 2021

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By Gonzalo Q S

Aug 31, 2021

Good.

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Oct 11, 2020

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Nov 8, 2021

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Sep 2, 2021

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Aug 28, 2021

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Jan 26, 2021

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Aug 16, 2020

good

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Jun 25, 2020

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Jun 7, 2020

Good

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Jun 3, 2020

GOOD

By Ramces M

Nov 14, 2020

ok

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By Dan L

Dec 20, 2020

A strong starter course for anybody looking to get back into the word of the English language. Easy to follow & full of useful information to give yourself a new boost in the field or refresh your memory from past educational experience in English. Parts of this course deviate a little from English into the Law route as Prof. Patrick Barry is overall, a Professor of Law. However, all the relevant information is there & you gain a little insight into how writing is used in the world of Law for the most beneficial reasons. It is something you may not have thought about with language & writing; how it is so vastly important in every aspect of work.

By Sommer H

Dec 12, 2020

Great class! I enrolled thinking I would brush up on grammar and stayed for the engaging instructor and wonderful conversations about how to be a better, more persuasive writer and why and where--professionally and personally--it's important. My only previous experiences with completing an online course have been through LinkedIn. This was a completely different, far superior educational experience in which I not only learned but absorbed the material. Four and not five stars because there was virtually no real engagement with other students, even when prompted.