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

Boris Kisov


Innovation, IT & Management

10+ years of initiating and delivering sustained results and effective change for companies across a wide range of industries including
innovation, enterprise software, digital marketing, start-ups, advertising technology, e-commerce and government.