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Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade (Fundamental English Writing)


Provider
coursera

Price
Free

School
Mt. San Jacinto College

Type
University

Instructors
Lawrence (Larry) Barkley, Ted Blake, Lorrie Ross

Category
Humanities

Duration
6 weeks

Format
Video

Language
English

Description
Learn to become an effective builder of sentences using the basic tools of grammar, punctuation, and writing in this FREE and open course. By dedicating yourself to the craft of writing English, you will learn to use the eight parts of speech and grammar to develop the four basic sentence types into a well-organized, detailed paragraph. This course is designed for anyone who wants to become a better writer. If you need to write more clearly for work, prepare for a placement test for a college, or improve your skills for current writing projects, this class is beneficial. Please be aware that basic writers are the targeted audience for this course. Objectives: Students will be able to identify and correct some sentence level grammatical and punctuation errors. Students will be able to develop four sentence types: simple, compound, complex and compound-complex. Students will be able to recognize and use all four sentence types. Students will be able to develop a clear topic sentence. Students will be able to write a well-organized, detailed paragraph. Why would you want to take this course? As a pre-Assessment activity As a petition for English placement As a brush-up for students while in writing classes As a brush-up for students who don’t/can’t enroll in an English class As a resource for flipped/blended classrooms To become a better writer Certified Course      Crafting an Effective Writer by Mt. San Jacinto College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.