Writing and Editing: Revising (Coursera)

Writing and Editing: Revising (Coursera)
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Writing and Editing: Revising (Coursera)
This fourth and final course in the “Good with Words: Writing and Editing” series will help you master perhaps the most important step in the writing process: revising. You’ll learn about the difference between editing and proofreading. You’ll practice “un-numbing the numbers” so that data and statistics you use are clear and compelling. And you’ll be introduced to a framework for giving and receiving feedback that helpfully systematizes what should be cut and what should be kept from each draft.

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As with the other three courses in this series, you will also get access to a wide range of books and other resources you can use even after you finish the course. These include:

—the readings and exercises provided to the students who have taken the in-person version of this course at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago

—two digital libraries of excellent writing from a diverse collection of journalists, scientists, novelists, poets, historians, and entrepreneurs.

—a monthly “Good Sentences” email

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

- Learn how to become a better reader of your own writing

- Apply the E-D-I-T framework

- Identify uselessly accurate information

- Create multiple ways to communicate the same data

Course 4 of 4 in the Good with Words: Writing and Editing Specialization.


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Editing and Empathy

This week, we will focus on becoming better readers of our own writing.


WEEK 2

Uselessly Accurate

This week, we will focus on eliminating uselessly accurate information.


WEEK 3

Writer→Reader

This week, we will focus on how to better communicate statistics.


WEEK 4

Feedback Loops

This week, we will focus on improving the reading inputs that affect our writing output.



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