Dec 16, 2016
Will definately watch the videos and use the materials over an over again\n\nThe best academic writing course that I've taken since I started to study abroad in 2013
May 14, 2016
Nice course. Very informative. It will built your skills strongly. Thank you very much Coursera & Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology.
Feb 26, 2018
It's a course full of good advice. However, the content of the last 2 weeks is too general and don't provide all that many examples. It is a recommendable course if you want to improve your writing in order to increase the chances of publishing a scientific article.
von CARLA J F•
May 23, 2019
Thank you, professor Elena, for all the knowledge shared with us, your students. I have learned a lot from your classes!
May 26, 2016
Gives the nuances of writing and also presents the logic of academic writing.
von Mohamed S E•
Sep 05, 2016
the lecturer need to develop his way of communications with students
von Darrel C•
Jan 31, 2016
Lots of essential information for budding researchers.
von Rakesh N•
Aug 12, 2020
Recommended for research publishers.
von Keenan D M•
Mar 23, 2016
The course provides a number of very useful tips for researchers, especially those whose first language is not English. There are a number of useful guides for new researchers to learn how to structure, phrase, and approach academic writing. However, there are also a few shortcomings of the course. Some of the material is overly subjective (giving rules for academic writing that are not necessarily applicable). Many of the assessment questions ask about issues which are either overly specific or simply incorrect (this is a very small percentage, but it is noticeable). The pace of the videos is also slow and oddly punctuated to the point that it can be difficult to follow at times. Finally, the course relies too heavily on academic writing for the hard sciences, rather than taking a broader approach, so some students may wish to keep this in mind when watching, as some advice may not be applicable to their own discipline.
Overall, a recommended course for ESL academics, but could do with some improvement.
von Andrew B•
Jun 13, 2016
It's good for undergraduates, and people returning to academia (say, before starting a Master's course). It's a very short simple introduction. I kind of wish it had more examples of language to use in academic writing, contrasting good and bad examples.
Some of the quiz questions and final exam questions need some proofreading. The videos from about week 3 to 4 have poor sound quality, but still understandable.
von Zachary B•
Jan 11, 2016
Intended for Non-native English speakers, or English speakers without a strong literary background, 'Scholarly Communication' gives an overview of how to construct coherent arguments for academic publication.
There are multiple typos and presentation issues throughout the course; however, they do not necessarily detract from the content of the course.
von Sergei T•
May 25, 2016
The course contains useful writing tips, but severly lacks practical writing assignments (peer-review assessment would be great here!). The quizzes are way too easy, IMO.
von Kenath A•
Jan 03, 2016
This is a useful course, but please look into the spelling and grammatical errors in the text.
von Maksim S•
Jan 01, 2016
The course lacks for the practice exersises. Instead, the quizes are full of questions like "Present Simple tense is used to write about a special study implemented by a well-known scientist. True or false". The questions of this type are pointless. Still, the videos sometimes contain useful information.