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☑ Write powerful college papers, articles, and blog posts
☑ Clear, thesis-driven essays
☑ How to write in a convincing, organized way that creates a sense of "flow"
From the creator of the bestselling Udemy course Grammar Boot Camp, a complete course on how to write persuasive college papers, blogs, articles, and just about anything else.
Almost everything you write is trying to persuade somebody of something. Maybe it’s an email asking for time off, or letter of application for your dream job. Or maybe you are writing a paper for a college or high school class. Most of what we write is an attempt to sell an idea.
In this course you will learn the conventions and techniques of how to write to persuade, whether writing a formal academic paper or a blog post. I will take you through the entire writing process, from brainstorming ideas to the finished, polished piece.
The principles in this course are not just for essays and articles. The principles of writing that you will learn are universal and apply to nearly every type of writing. And because you will be learning the art of persuasion and argumentation, your ability to discuss important issues with others will also improve.
In this course I’ll answer questions like:
What is the difference between a topic and a thesis, and how do you know when your thesis is good?
What are the best ways to start your piece, how to end?
How do you incorporate quotations, statistics, and expert sources in your paper?
Why and how do you engage opposing viewpoints?
How do you know the best organizational pattern to use in your paper?
When, if ever, is it appropriate to use personal stories in a written argument?
What is the difference between revision and proofreading?
In answering these and many other questions I give you a lot of real world examples, because writing principles are pretty abstract until you see an example at work in a piece of professional, published writing.
I have masters degree in creative writing and PhD in English composition, and I’ve been an English professor for more than 16 years. In that time I have come to understand the most common pitfalls that students make in their writing. My lessons here are not just random writing principles, but are geared specifically toward helping you avoid those common problems and instead write interesting and compelling work.
By the time you are finished with this course, you will be able to write a college level academic arguments, a persuasive blog posts, and convincing emails so that your ideas will be understood and accepted.
I would love to see you in this course!
The Joy of Writing
Is Writing Easy or Hard?
The Writing Process in a Nutshell
Thinking and Exploring
Your Writing Purpose
Freewriting and Exploring a Topic
Researching You Topic
Forming a Thesis
Understanding Your Audience
Planning and Starting Your Draft
Create an Outline
Universal Writing Principles
Unity and Focus
Voice and Tone
Rhetorical Toolbox - Ways to Make Your Point
Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Quoting
Confronting Opposing Viewpoints
Conclusion - Forming habits of literacy