A simplified course that targets areas of business writing which most of us tend to oversee. In this era of digitalisation and information overload, this back to basics method was really refreshing.
This course was short, poignant and mindful of our busy lives, while teaching us all how to be more impactful in our writing. This is just what I was looking for to give me an extra edge at work!
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- Lessons covered many different types of business writing and aspects of it, such as which channels to use in which circumstances, email-writing, and report-writing
- The email-writing section was particularly informative to me and has helped shape my methodology for writing emails
- I would prefer more video lectures and perhaps more exercises. A lot of the learning is via readings. The readings are well-written, but their content doesn't expand much beyond free content one might find when Googling.
- In general, I would prefer more depth on each topic.
Nonetheless, thank you for creating this course, Professor Robins! It is a great concept, and I hope that it gets the chance to be expanded upon in the future.
by Pelit M•
Pros - some interesting & good points which I would definitely adopt in day-to-day communication.
Cons: 1. Tedious and too long - e.g. I don't need to know the formal definitions between "revise", "edit", "proofread" if I'm not a professional editor, just a humble employee asked to review a teammate's paper. 2. Doesn't "practice what it preahes" about visual appeal. 3. Some quiz questions are vaguely phrased
by jordan s•
Good info that is useful to a general audience. I enjoyed what was taught and I liked having a refresher of what makes a good written document.
I'd encourage the team to work on creating a better video. Some issues with white balance and editing. Also,, try to use the in-video quiz feature of Coursera to test people's knowledge.
by Mark L•
A good guide to writing, with basic tips and methods. Easy to follow. It does not provide anything I would consider to be High Impact rather just the essentials to good writing.
Disappointingly for a paid course not all the resources were available as links were broken.
by Deepak J•
The course was satisfactory. But in a course on Business writing, more examples of emails, letters, etc would make the course better. Anyway, I will work it out from third party sites. But I feel, embedding them in the course itself would make a better impact.
by Khadeeja S A•
This was a brief and helpful course on the basics of business writing. Explaining the topics as precise and brief modules made it easier to learn. The reading materials provided were very helpful to revise and practice the topics discussed in the modules.
by Anca G•
The course is well done and the presenter is very clear. However, I wish it had gone into more details regarding reports, high impact words (examples, use), active voice (examples, use). Also, some of the links provided in resources do not work.
by Edita G•
Course was somewhat useful (especially correct grammar part, as I am not English native), but I'd say there were too many obvious tips. Course resources should be updates, for example in week 3 none of 4 links provided is working anymore.
by Elad Y•
I found the course, despite its length, to be very basic. Perhaps best suited for individuals with no experience or whose native tongue is not English. I did not find it to be "high-impact", but my expectations may have been different.
by Kelly W•
In this course overview it said I'd now how to write a press release by the end but I didn't learn that. It was mostly focused on grammar, word-use, tense, etc. Good summary, but I don't feel I have higher impact writing after this.
by Vera D•
I didn't learn much in this course, most of the content was already obvious to me. It could be useful, though, to people in their twenties who are just starting their career.
by Janel H•
I was expecting to learn more, to go over examples in more detail. I learned a few things about emails and business cases. The teacher was nice and the links were great.
Very helpful tips for preparing a professional business document. Hoping the course could have more focused exercises to make sure learners actually master the skills.
by Jennifer H•
The content is good but the course tends to get very monotonous with time. Maybe including some hands on work would make things more interesting.
by SANG J•
The overall content was clear, but the week 2 quiz is super confusing and I tried three times. And one time trial in 8 hours is a bit annoying.
by Harshita T•
Such a course must have a writing assignment which can be peer-reviewed. A writing course without writing assignment doesn't seem complete.
by Priya D•
Good. Overall it is basic, speaker could talk faster and in general the course could move a lot faster. Room for improvement.
Content was very good and educational. The presenter seemed knowledgeable, however not engaging or charismatic.