Writing and Editing: Drafting
Writing and Editing: Drafting – Certificate
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – Writing and Editing: Drafting
Understand and reflect on the cost of perfectionism in writing
Conduct a “pre-mortem” before starting a writing draft
Identify summaries and scenes
Apply the “nothing else” and “need to know” principles
About this course
This third course in the “Getting Well With Words: Writing and Editing” series will provide you with a series of strategies to help you through what is often the most terrifying and even paralyzing part of the writing process: getting started.
You will learn about the “planning fallacy” and the “temptation mix.” You will have the opportunity to experiment with “free writing” and “writing before you are ready.” And you will continue to benefit from our usual segments of good deals and conclusions, using models and advice from a wide variety of authors.
As with the other three courses in this series, you will also have access to a wide range of books and other resources that you can use even after completing the course. This includes:
- (1) readings and exercises provided to students who have taken the full-time version of this course at the University of Michigan and Chicago;
- (2) two electronic libraries of excellent letters from a variety of journalists, scholars, writers, poets, historians, and business people;
- (3) Monthly email of good deals.
University of Michigan
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.