I am a beginner wantabee author and publisher, first steps are elementary, as I need. Self paced, life can get in the way. Instructors are wonderful, as are the guest speakers and interviewees Thanks.
This course introduces writing in an easy to understand way. The interviews with published authors are very insightful as well. The exercises are a great avenue to practice what the Mooc instruct
By Martin P•
The general advice given is very good and useful, and the section
By David M•
Añadiría textos en español o la opción de subtitular los textos.
By Dominique P•
interesting and clear !
For all levels of English
By Sudha D•
Many more Handouts to refer can improve the course much better
By Kattia C•
Very good Training! Lots of examples and practical knowledge.
By TONY E 1•
Its a very effective MOOC to enhance the writing skills.
By Katy S•
This was a very helpful course, as well as entertaining.
By Ekaterina K•
The course is helpful for begining writers. Thank you.
By Mónica S•
I learned a lot in this course. It was really good
By C L•
I'm learning to write a book which is great.
By P R R•
Great way of explanation of the topics.
By Kawaiisquishy • 9 y a•
Good explanation for non native speaker
By Nguyễn M T•
Great, this course upgraded my view.
By Cátia B•
I loved it all!
By Karina N L•
Very good :)
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By Rebecca F•
I want to give it 3 1/2 starts - sometimes the modules seem really segmented and you spend half the time repeating the same ideas or recapping the course material (that was new that week!).
While the assessment tasks were great exercises, the fact that they're peer-reviewed means that the feedback you get is often unhelpful or poorly informed.
It was a good course to do, but I don't think it's really going to change anyone's life (and I would encourage people to not take the peer feedback too seriously!).
By Arlene H•
I enjoyed the course a lot. However, I found that some of the peer reviews were extremely subjective and not really an honest critique of the work. Language barriers were the biggest setback as were the fact that peers are not qualified in critique methods, myself included. It would be extremely valuable for a qualified reviewer to comment on our work and give us the type of feedback we are looking for so we can improve our work.
By Aurelien T•
Far too basic in content. It's clearly aimed at people with next to no experience at all on writing and publishing! However, it still is insightful and inspirational as, 'Writing for Young Readers' is taught by two established children writers and, packed with interviews of other writers from all around the world. A nice introduction but, just that -an introduction. If you have experience writing (for children or else)
By Jennifer F•
Course Material is good, particularly the last module and David Hill's author interviews. I would suggest that you limit the uploadable file format to pdf because I'm wary of grading documents that are not pdfs that I have to download to read. For example, instead of an enquiry letter a student submitted an anime image, and I can't tell is that a misunderstanding or a joke.
By Sue L•
While I found the content and instructors to be very good, I don't feel I received any true constructive criticism that will help me with my writing. I would have preferred having an instructor review my work and provide proper feedback. I understand it costs to have someon
By Alexander S•
A good but simple introduction to writing. The instructors (particularly David) are friendly and helpful - it's just that nothing is dealt with in any great depth. However, that helps make it good as an introduction.
By Around H•
I enjoyed the assignments and reading the other peoples work. I would love to hear from the instructors personally on my work. It is good to read others writing and get some feed back.