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Capstone

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This course is a part of Creative Writing, a 5-course Specialization series from Coursera.

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 4.3 based on 67 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts Oct 28 (in 9 weeks)
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.

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.

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so much in 4 reviews

I loved the course very much, so much feedback and good reasonable comments for my works.

I am sorry that the course is over but I have taken away so much!

I took my writing to new places and learned quite a lot : ) Thank you so much for the opportunity and platform for learning.

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feedback from in 4 reviews

Although the next time it would be really nice to have kinda more reviewing weeks, I mean, clother to the end of the course I felt an inspitation and I needed some feedback from peers, but I couldn't get it bc it wasn't a feedback-week.

I was under the impression we would receive feedback from a qualified lecture in the Capstone, which we unfortunately did not.

Win, Lose, or Draw (Accept, Reject, or ReWrite) I NEVER would have gotten this far without the class and some excellent feedback from classmates.

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

I recently completed the 5-course specialization in creative writing.

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only received in 3 reviews

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

I only received two instead of the expected three critiques for the sanding and final critique assignments.

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very useful in 3 reviews

was very useful to me as a writer just putting her work into the world.

It had some very useful advice, and the people that I got to review my work had some useful things to say.

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Wesleyan University

Rating 4.3 based on 67 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts Oct 28 (in 9 weeks)
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

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