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Write Better

Course Hours: 
25
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Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Our students taking this course will learn strategies for improving their informational writing as well as improving upon their creative work.  The course provides instruction on writing accurate and clear business letters, memos, and reports.  Topics will cover mechanics such as sentence structure, punctuation, and how to avoid wordiness in informational writing.  Students will also learn how to enhance their creative writing by building character and plot, among many other things.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the proper use of mechanics and how to avoid mistakes
  • Identify and eliminate wordiness to create a more direct point of view
  • Recall the techniques for making your writing more creative
  • Name the storytelling devices used to create style in your writing

Write Better Module 1
Writing Mechanics

This module focuses on writing mechanics.  It addresses many common mistakes that writers make when writing for informational purposes. 

  • Improve Sentence Structure by Keeping Sentences Short and Varied
  • Keeping Sentences On Point
  • How to Use Clear Language That Readers Can Understand
  • Choosing the Right Words
  • Avoid the Use of Long Dependent Phrases

Write Better Module 2
Writing Mechanics for Informational Purposes

Module two is a continuation of module one.  Included is using active voice and eliminating wordiness while writing. Sometimes writers take too long to get their point across.  This module will look at writing to avoid vague qualifiers and use of prepositions to get to the point.

  • Using Active Voice
  • Eliminating Wordiness
  • Getting to the Point
  • Avoiding Vague Qualifiers
  • Use of Prepositions

Write Better Module 3
Creating Writing

This module will teach students how to improve upon their creative writing.  Students will learn techniques for making their creative writing more interesting to the reader.   There is an emphasis on storytelling devices.

  • Building Character
  • Building Plot
  • Using Metaphor
  • Building Interest and Suspense
  • Using Descriptive Language

Write Better Module 4
Get Descriptive!

This module is a continuation of module three.  It addresses techniques that writers can use to improve their creative writing and storytelling.  Students will learn how to be more descriptive in their writing by learning about useful storytelling devices. There is also a helpful style guide provided in the textbook that students can use as a reference when they encounter tricky style decisions such as when to use apostrophes and how to use commas correctly.

  • Using Alliteration
  • Using Onomatopoeia
  • Using Rhyme
  • Using Resonance
  • Dispel Language Myths

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
United States
Phone: 727-824-7800 ext. 8

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