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Everything comes together in the Capstone. You will draft a complete story, narrative essay, or memoir of 8–15 pages. With the advice of your peer readers, you will revise, rewrite, and complete it. The skills you’ve learned of plotting, setting, physical description, characterization, and stylistic clarity and innovation will culminate in an original work of art all your own. We’ll discuss the steps that professional writers take to bring their work into the public world. Along the way you’ll learn the patient habits of revision that make up the writer’s life.
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Rating 4.4 based on 48 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts Feb 18 (tomorrow)
Cost $79
From Wesleyan University via Coursera
Instructor Salvatore Scibona
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art

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peer review in 6 reviews

Pacing just right; helpful assignments; solid, constructive teaching; tough yet encouraging peer review I really enjoyed the capstone.

It's a great experience to explore my new and enhanced writing abilities and have them put to the test in the peer review proces.

The Professors, the readings, the assignments coupled with the peer reviews made this online experience as close to a real classroom experience as I had hoped it would be.

I was on scholarship so I did not pay for the course but it was disappointing that there was no moderation of the peer review side of the homework.

The most important part of this course is peer review IMHO.

The only reason this excellent course does not have five stars is because of the technical issues that are the responsibility of Coursera and the failure of some of the peers to write peer reviews according to the instructions.

creative writing in 4 reviews

Helped me more than all the books I read about creative writing combined.

It unveiled so many of the mysteries of creative writing that I've puzzled over for a long time.

I mastered some skill which will be very useful for me during my creative writing career and that is why I want to declare my deep thankfulness to all member of this team who made such a great specialization and Capstone project.

I have enjoyed every second of the five-part creative writing specialization.

each week in 2 reviews

In general the specialization has been great!I feel like the capstone project could be a bit more challenging, maybe having more active instances each week where students could improve and receive feedback faster.

I feel the reviews are the most informative because they are the reader responses to the lessons covered each week so I think it should be a goal that is met each week even if a mentor must step in to provide that final review.The reviews are also an opportunity for me as a writer to improve my editing skills.

my story in 2 reviews

I received some great feedback regarding my story but I was disappointed because most time I only received two instead of three reviews.

From the seven lines one wrote, it was clear that she had not read my story or had not read it carefully.

Another copied and pasted most of my story in the comments section and added shallow praise at the end.

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Wesleyan University

Rating 4.4 based on 48 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts Feb 18 (tomorrow)
Cost $79
From Wesleyan University via Coursera
Instructor Salvatore Scibona
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art