The overall objective of this writing course is to help you develop and express ideas effectively for a variety of purposes, audiences and occasions. MOOC starting date is March 14, 2016.
Course At A Glance
Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 18 hours/week
Subject: English Writing
Institution: Arizona State University and edX
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Starts on March 14, 2016
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About This Course
Language, and the ability to communicate effectively are critical skills in the global economy. Writing and composition are vital to communicating your ideas clearly.
This introductory writing course will help you develop and express ideas effectively for a variety of purposes, audiences and occasions.
During the course, you will complete several major written projects, along with a reflection for each project. For each project, you can decide what level of technology you wish to use.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. Applicants can get a verified certificate. If you wish to earn university credit for the course, which will count as credit for ASU's First-Year Composition course, the university will ask you to complete a portfolio in which you demonstrate what you have learned.
- After completing this course you will have knowledge of:
- Rhetorical Knowledge: how to craft your writing to meet the needs of specific audiences for specific purposes.
- Critical Thinking: how to make decisions about what to include and not include in your writing.
- Writing Processes: how to use invention, research, drafting, revising, and editing in your writing.
- Knowledge of Conventions: how to use various formats and stylistic choices, including genre conventions.
- Digital Technology: how to use diverse technologies to write more effectively and efficiently.
- Habits of Mind: how to benefit from curiosity, openness, engagement, creativity, persistence, responsibility, flexibility, and reflection.
– Duane Roen
Professor of English
Arizona State University
Students must be proficient in English.
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