Instructor - Chad Larson
This is a 10 hour course and costs $75
This course aims to equip students with the skills necessary to write effective assignments at university level. It enables students to pose a research question, understand the nature of a thesis and forms of argumentation, structure their arguments, and write conclusions.
This is both a writing course as well as a course in communication. It imparts essential, transferable skills necessary to support student learning and achievement throughout your program of study and into the workplace environment. You will learn everything from structuring an argument, to communicating critical judgment and effective analysis of prevailing thoughts to produce coherent, unified, and thorough pieces of written communication. If you are a student at university or college, this course will help you to structure your term papers and assignments to write more compelling papers. If you are a working professional, you will learn how to write better reports, and make your work output more professional.
How do I take this course?
This course delivers 10 hours of video lecture presentations on key topics in writing and communication. You can download and print a copy of the presentation slides, and make notes as you follow along. To make it easier to absorb the material, each hour is divided into short segments, of about 15 minutes each. You can watch the segments at your own pace, in your own time. Each segment is followed by a short quiz to help you review, and test yourself about what you have learned.
Do I get a Certificate of Completion?
Yes. On completion of this course, you will be able to print a Certificate of Completion showing the overall average that you achieved in all of the quizzes. You may be able to take this to your university or college to ask for transfer credits, or to your professional association to see if you can be awarded continuing education credits.
This first session shows you how to read critically, paying attention to sentence structure, so that you can recognize a compelling argument. This is the first step to being able to write one of your own.