Coursera Writing Journal Archives - Grace Conyers

The last, and final, class in the Coursera Writing Course

I’d like to say I’m heartbroken about it being the final class of the Coursera’s Writing course, but I just can’t say it with even an iota of honesty. I took the class to get better at writing, and the only thing it’s taught me is how to balance one more thing on my plate. […]

Clauses, Phrases & Sentence Types {Coursera course}

It is week 3&4 on the Coursera writing course. I went from excited to annoyed to apathetic towards the class in this short time, and, unfortunately, it all stems from the fact that I don’t work on their schedule. When they finally release the week’s lessons, it’s midway through my day, thus I’m at work. […]

Sentence construction {Coursera course}

Week 3 is upon the crafting an effective writer course, and it’s as dull as last week. The first two module sections covered subject and verb parts of speech again. I think I much preferred the “snippy snippy” method from when I was a child to this. It’s much more constructive, fun, and I don’t […]

Nouns, adjectives, verbs & adverbs

Oddly, I’m finding making time for this class more and more difficult. It’s not due to life getting more hectic, it’s because they don’t open the week’s worth of lessons until 0900 PST, which is what it is where the professors teach. Since it’s not open when I get up and start my week at […]

Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade {Coursera Course}

I’m a huge fan of knowledge and learning. I don’t place a huge emphasis on how you get that knowledge as long as you have it and can use it. The reason for this is two-fold. One is that there are┬ácountless stories of geniuses and people that have made an impact that have taught themselves […]