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Writing in the Sciences

This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, peer review, grant writing, ethical issues in scientific publication, and writing for general audiences.

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Stanford University

Rating 4.8 based on 214 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 8 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts May 14 (31 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From Stanford University via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Kristin Sainani
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Personal Development

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very useful in 15 reviews

Very useful coming with new idea.

It's a wonderful course with great examples and very useful for practical application!

Very useful Awesome course, 100% recommended!

It was an excellent course, very useful.

Very useful for my work it's very useful, thank you This course is excellent for those in the scientific field.

I would have liked to see more tips regarding composition; the ones she gives are very useful.

Very usefull with a good combination of theory and practice Excellent course!

Great comprehensive course about scientific writing, very useful nice course.

dr. kristin sainani in 10 reviews

I love how Dr. Kristin Sainani addresses each topic.

Congratulations to the instructor Dr. Kristin Sainani, Stanford University and Coursera for making this quality available.

The instructor Dr. Kristin Sainani designed it so well and covered all the required topics in this course.

Thank you Stanford University and specially Dr. Kristin Sainani for being an amazing teacher.Thanks to Coursera for bringing this course.

Has a very good coverage of topics Thanks Dr. Kristin Sainani for this amazing course and providing an in-depth account of effective and engaging scientific writing!

Grear job by Stanford University specially Dr. Kristin Sainani.

and I would recommend it to everyone.It helped me a lot in many ways.Also I would like to thanks Dr. Kristin Sainani for this big efforts :) Excellent Comprehensive Writing Course - great for those new as well as those need a review!

Thank you so much, Dr. Kristin Sainani!

highly recommend in 10 reviews

Would highly recommend for anyone looking to improve their overall writing ability.

Highly recommend!

I will highly recommend it!!

Highly recommended.

Highly recommended for beginners and even professional writers/editors.

I highly recommend it!!

Excellent course, highly recommended for people starting their Masters and PhDs.

Anyway, I highly recommend taking this course if you want to improve your writing!

easy to understand in 7 reviews

The materials were clear and easy to understand.

Her teaching style and explanations are easy to understand.

easy to understand, lots of tips and examples.the teaching style is perfect.

It is a well explained, easy to understand, helpful course for beginners.

It was very easy to understand.

Main contents and given examples are clear and easy to understand for beginners.

Very useful , efficient , easy to understand and with nice presentations .

so much in 7 reviews

I've learned so much with this course.

Thank you so much!

I have loved this course so much.

Thank you so much for all this effort with making such an in-depth course!, I'm sure it will be very useful for my current and future studies.

Excellent review for a an early career academic physician So much clearer to understand than what I have been taught at the Uni.

My interest was really sustained, though, not so much by the material or the format but by the questions the experience raised for me both as a researcher in scientific writing and as a professional academic.

recommend this course in 6 reviews

I recommend this course for anyone interested in science writing.

I would recommend this course - even to native English speakers.

I would also avoid the last module about social media, I found it boring and empty.Overall my experience was definitely positive and I would highly recommend this course to other scientists.

I would recommend this course to my classmates.

I strongly recommend this course for all science discipline students.

I strongly Recommend this course for student and young researcher.

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Coursera

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Stanford University

Rating 4.8 based on 214 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 8 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts May 14 (31 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From Stanford University via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Kristin Sainani
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Personal Development