Writing and Editing: Word Choice and Word Order
Writing and Editing: Word Choice and Word Order – Certificate
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – Writing and Editing: Word Choice and Word Order
Learn how the words you choose can change the decisions people make
Use syntax strategically
Write with originality and produce sentences that nobody else can write
Arrange a complex set of information in a reader-friendly way
About this course
This course teaches you how to use your written words to be more convincing. You will learn creative ways to use syntax, effective storytelling techniques, and clever techniques to organize a complex series of information. You will also have the opportunity to use punctuation marks professionally and add a touch of style and sophistication to the way you create everything from sentences to slogans.
Additionally, you will have access to a wide variety of books and other resources that you can use even after completing the course. These include:
- (1) readings and exercises for students who have completed the full-time version of this course at the University of Michigan and Chicago;
- (2) two electronic libraries of excellent texts from a diverse collection of journalists, scientists, writers, poets, historians, and business people; and
- (3) a monthly email of good deals. Social media has only accelerated the ways we all must learn to use our writing for communication, competition, and creativity, sometimes all at once. So join us for this first course in a four-part series and experience the many benefits, both personal and professional, of being “good at words.”
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.