Course Description

Unlocking the Power of Effective Writing: From Basics to Mastery

In today's interconnected digital realm, the ability to communicate effectively through writing has never been more crucial. Studies consistently highlight that proficient writing skills not only boost academic achievement but also open doors to myriad opportunities in the professional world. In a recent survey, 73% of employers emphasized the importance of clear and concise writing skills when making hiring decisions. Moreover, amongst two candidates with similar qualifications, those possessing superior writing skills undoubtedly stand out.

Are you seeking to refine your writing beyond just the fundamentals of grammar and punctuation? If so, our meticulously curated course is designed to elevate your writing to new heights, instilling greater confidence with every word you pen.

While flawless grammar and punctuation serve as the backbone of any great piece of writing, they alone don't guarantee compelling content. Imagine crafting beautifully lyrical sentences, only to group them in cluttered, convoluted paragraphs. The impact and clarity of individual sentences are lost, diminishing the overall strength of your message. Conversely, even the most grammatically perfect sentence can fall flat if not structured or employed aptly to convey the intended message.

Our course embraces a holistic approach to writing, encompassing not only the mechanics but also the art of effective communication. Designed with utmost flexibility in mind, this online journey allows you to chart your learning path at your own pace. And rest assured, even in this digital setup, personalized guidance is but an email away. Our dedicated instructor actively reviews and grades assignments, ensuring feedback-driven growth, and is readily available to address any queries.

Course Modules and Overview:

  1. Introduction to Writing Improvement: Set the stage with an overview of the course objectives, understanding the transformative power of effective writing in various facets of life.

  2. Refining Your Sentences: Dive into techniques to craft impactful sentences, exploring varied structures and rhythms to convey your message compellingly.

  3. Paragraph Structure: Grasp the art of organizing sentences into coherent paragraphs, ensuring a logical flow of ideas for maximum reader engagement.

  4. Types of Paragraphs: Different contexts demand different paragraph structures. Master the art of discerning which style best suits your writing purpose.

  5. Show. Don't Tell: Learn the evocative technique of showing through your words, painting vivid pictures in readers' minds, rather than merely telling them.

  6. Point of View: Delve into perspectives, understanding how varying viewpoints can drastically alter the narrative and impact of your writing.

  7. Writing Dialogue: Master the art of crafting authentic dialogues that not only propel the narrative forward but also offer deep insights into character and plot.

  8. Interior Monologue: Explore the intricacies of portraying a character's internal thoughts, adding depth and dimension to your narratives.

  9. Proportion: Achieve balance in your writing, ensuring each element is given its due weight for a harmonized reading experience.

  10. Sophistication: Elevate your writing with advanced techniques that lend a touch of elegance and sophistication, setting your content apart.

  11. Substitutions for Poor Phrasing: Refine your word choices, replacing weak phrasing with stronger, more evocative alternatives.

  12. Proofreading: Equip yourself with strategies to meticulously comb through your writing, eliminating errors and enhancing clarity.

  13. Additional Writing Resources: Fortify your writing arsenal with a curated list of tools and references, setting the foundation for continuous learning and improvement.

The prerequisites for this course include a high school reading and writing proficiency in English, complemented by a foundational understanding of sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation.

Enrollment is now open! Dive into this transformative journey and harness the unparalleled power of effective writing, unlocking countless academic and professional opportunities. Your words have potential; let's unveil it together.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Refine sentences.
  • Create logical paragraph structures.
  • Write by showing and not telling.
  • Describe point of view and use it appropriately.
  • Write dialog.
  • Demonstrate writing interior monologue.
  • Demonstrate writing proportionately and with sophistication.
  • Identify poor phrasing and use appropriate substitutions.
  • Demonstrate proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introductions 1 points
Lesson 2.1 Assignment 10 points
Lesson 2.2 Assignment 10 points
Lesson 2 Exam 5 points
Lesson 3.1 Assignment - Paragraph Writing 5 points
Lesson 3.2 Assignment - Exercise on Paragraph Writing 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam 3 points
Lesson 4 Assignment - Narrative Paragraph 10 points
Lesson 4 Exam 3 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 5 Exam 5 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 6 Exam 3 points
Lesson 7 Exam 5 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 8 Exam 4 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 9 Exam 5 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 10 Exam 5 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 10 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 5 points
Lesson 12 Exam 5 points
THE FINAL EXAM 60 points
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