5 de nov. de 2020
The course was so fascinating and it deserves everybody's time and effort. I have really enjoyed it and will confidently recommend it to anyone who is looking for a course on grammar and punctuations.
2 de jul. de 2020
This course was very helpful. It refreshed my memories and made me go back to so many things I thought I would never remember. It helped my writing skills a lot to. A big thank you to the instructors.
por Lingfei T•
9 de nov. de 2015
This course is helpful and I have learned quite a bit about punctuation and sentence structures.
However, while things like tense are important, to be able to differentiate 12 tenses contributes relatively little to typical academic writing. Rather, I have had trouble with seemingly simple questions such as when to use past tense and when to use present tense in a literature review. But these aspects are probably the most useful when it comes to pracital writing. It would be helpful if these issues are addressed.
Also, the use of articles is a common weakness for a lot of students (to "the" or not to "the"). It is helpful to include this component too.
por K W•
20 de ene. de 2016
Good Course for examining some English Grammar closely
The course breaks down some aspects of English grammar and punctuation very nicely and has relevant practice exercises.
I wish the course covered a slightly wider variety of topics or went into slightly more depth of explanation. The title "grammar and punctuation" is misleading in that only a few topics are covered. However, I believe someone learning English or reviewing academic writing would definitely benefit from going through this course. I am a native speaker, and I certainly learned a few things. :)
Thank you Professor, TA's and Coursera!
por Paula S•
24 de feb. de 2021
The instructor videos for this class were excellent. However, almost none of the vocabulary practices worked correctly and peer reviews from classmates who struggles to write sentences in English were not helpful. I was taking this as a punctuation brush up. English is my native language. I think the practice quizzes need to be repaired before the course is offered again and peer reviews need to also be reviewed by an instructor. I also wanted to take the final quiz again, as I had missed marking one question, but my course was marked as completed, before I could do so.
5 de abr. de 2016
It's a good course with some interesting resources. Most of the practice resources use Flash and one of the assignment submissions is inconsistent with the other submission formats. The content of the course itself is 4.5 stars. For me there is one element that I wish had an explanation or somewhere to ask about it. Instead I'll need to search the internet for an answer and hope what I find is correct!
por Rachael H•
11 de feb. de 2016
I think this is a good review for someone who has the basic in English grammar; however, if you're an ESL student or English-speaking person (who need to start over in grammar).
Study first before starting this course.
A lot of the feedback in the forum, I found to be poor except when it came from an English-speaking person.
You get a lot of: " OK, Great, etc..", no real feedback.
por Madhubanti G•
19 de oct. de 2015
I would have liked some more depth in the course. While the course name says "punctuation", it deals only with commas and to a small extent, with semicolons. The assignments and practice exercises need to be tougher. Also, given that this course is taken by students from all over the globe, it should mention that the "serial comma" is not mandatory in all writing styles.
por Arash F•
15 de ene. de 2021
This is a basic level grammar and punctuation course. While it is outlined well, some of the course work is not available based on the device one would use. Moreover, the current coursera policy of not being able to submit quizes at the end of each module makes it rather pointless to audit the course, and the course by itself doesn't have enough value to pay for upgrading.
por David L•
11 de dic. de 2016
The course is helpful but incomplete. It does not mention dashes and colons. It also misrepresents the usage of semicolons. I have seen the idea of using a semicolon followed by a transition word taught before, but I do not think I have ever seen it done in published writing in my entire life. It strikes me as being pretentious, something to be discouraged.
por Mohamad K M•
12 de feb. de 2020
Very good in punctuation and some points but it doesn't teach a lot of grammar as the title is, the training links are pretty old, and they use other sites, so it wasn't easy to use them. Good course for writing skill, anyway, it's so good for good English talkers, who doesn't trust their English writing skill.
por Paul J M•
18 de dic. de 2015
A good clear examination of basic punctuation and grammar. The lectures are well presented and the exercises useful. The element which really doesn't work is the peer assessment or review. This seems intended to replace forum discussions but it is not a good substitute (and there are no forums).
por Kunal D•
1 de ene. de 2016
A solid course for those who require a refresher on certain grammar rules. But, in my opinion, the course should go deeper in the different parts of the English grammar. For example, what are gerunds or infinitives? Still a good course though! I really enjoyed the teacher, as well.
12 de nov. de 2017
The level of this course is way more basic than I expected. The reviews left previously did not succeed my expectations. It might be an interesting course for someone that is starting to write in English and wishes to have extra knowledge in a very collateral way.
por Andrea P•
11 de mar. de 2016
The course is well structured, but most of the features in the exercises' pages were not working properly. I tried to access them via both my computer (macbook) and mobile phone, but in some cases I could not even complete the exercise or check the answers...
por Emmylee G•
6 de ene. de 2019
This course was informative and valuable although lacking in character and not particularly engaging. (a Ben-Stein-Bueller aura if you know what I mean). But if you have the patience and desire to really learn this stuff, it will suffice.
por Brandon L S•
26 de may. de 2020
Very okay. I would have liked to see more video content and quizzes, rather than reading. This is a good review on the basics of grammar and punctuation, but I think you should already have some background in this before taking it.
13 de mar. de 2020
The course is conducted well. But it can be improved better. Some reading materials, however, is not that useful and some videos are useless... More useful tips can be put into this course, it is kind of easy...
por Takondwa N C•
23 de mar. de 2020
Some exercises were freezing up despite using firefox as recommended. Some long questions were not completely visible, as they slide cut them off. Otherwise, the sessions were beneficial in everyday writing.
por Bahareh K•
23 de dic. de 2016
It was great but I can't continue it because I am from Iran and living there too so I can't pay and enroll next courses :(
It was just like a great starter with no purpose for me.
por Kevin M V•
2 de sep. de 2020
Esta bien el curso, pero hay cosas que no explican del todo y muchos links externos para leer, no se motiva realmente al estudiante a escribir y que otros estudiantes corrijan.
por Valeriya N•
19 de ene. de 2016
The information was quite was good, but the practice and assignments were too easy. Thanks for providing full explanations and a set of in-video examples for every rule.
por Alicia B J•
15 de mar. de 2019
Algunas funciones no trabajan adecuadamente, envío mis tareas y no se registra, eso hace que no pueda avanzar. No existe un soporte que ayude a resolver los problemas.
por Deleted A•
28 de ago. de 2019
It provides essential information neither about punctuation nor about grammar. I would say it is too superficial. Advanced learners will not gain new knowledge.
por Jim O•
22 de feb. de 2018
Nice brush up on some long-lost grammar rules. Could have been a bit more challenging considering it was created by a University of California school.
por Gabriel B C•
5 de jul. de 2020
It could review some aspects from conditional sentences. In addition, there should be the option of doing the practice exercises in Safari or Chrome.
por Casandra M•
4 de nov. de 2019
I wish that the lessons could have gone a bit more in depth and have more abilities to give the students practice or interactions with instructors.