Writing and Editing: Revising
Writing and Editing: Revising – Certificate
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – Writing and Editing: Revising
Learn how to become a better reader of your own writing
Apply the E-D-I-T framework
Identify uselessly accurate information
Create multiple ways to communicate the same data
About this course
This fourth and final course in the “Good With Words: Writing and Editing” series will guide you through what is arguably the most important step in the writing process: editing. You will learn the difference between editing and proofreading. You will practice “dividing numbers” so that the data and statistics you use are clear and convincing. And you’ll become familiar with a structure for giving and receiving feedback that helps organize what should be cut and what should be retained in each draft.
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.