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Writing in the Sciences

A hugely popular MOOC, Professor Kristin Sainani’s Writing in the Sciences is designed to help people across scientific disciplines communicate more effectively. The course teaches principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review. This course has run many times since its launch, mainly on Stanford Lagunita but also on Coursera and China’s XuetangX; it has also been regularly run for Stanford students on SUClass, and as a Continuing Medical Education course.