Course Description

It doesn't matter if you're a famous politician, suburban homemaker or someone in between, the fact of the matter is that everyone has a personal story worth telling. Whether you want to honor someone who's made a difference in your life, heal old wounds, document unique experiences or travels, record your family history, or leave a legacy to future generations, "Journaling and Memoir Writing" is a comprehensive step-by-step guide that will demystify the process of finally putting your story on paper.

 

No matter if you're a novice or a professional writer interested in the memoir form, "Journaling and Memoir Writing" is designed to help you decide what story to tell and the best way in which to tell it. Whether you are interested in writing a memoir exploring your personal struggles such as addiction, abuse or divorce or a travelogue based on your experience backpacking through Europe, this course will help you narrow the focus of your life story and define the underlying theme that will connect you with an audience. You will also learn how to find your true voice that will make your story unique and authentic. Through varied and comprehensive writing exercises you will learn how to sharpen your instincts and hone your storytelling craft. "Journaling and Memoir Writing" will also teach you how to dig deeper into your life and mine important memories that will enable you add incredible depth and richness to your story. In addition to the extensive writing lessons, you will learn what to do with your memoir once it is finished. Whether your goal is pass on your memoir as a family heirloom or to become a New York Times best seller, "Journaling and Memoir Writing" will address the various publishing options available to you. Everyone has a story to tell. Let this online class help you write yours today.

 
 
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 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:
  • Describe basic writing techniques to use when writing memoirs.
  • Describe ways to find your voice.
  • Summarize how to get started.
  • Describe how to deal with the main character (you).
  • Summarize memory mining techniques and truth.
  • Describe the anatomy and structure of a scene.
  • Summarize editing procedures and types of feedback to look for.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment 15 points
Lesson 1 Exam 15 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 2 Exam 14 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 3 Exam 14 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 4 Exam 15 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 35 points
Lesson 5 Exam 15 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 6 Exam 14 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 7 Exam 14 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 8 Exam 15 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 9 Exam 15 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 10 Exam 15 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 11 Exam 14 points
The Final Exam 52 points
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