Double Your Academic Writing Quality: Practical Writing Tips
What you'll learn
- How to write with meaning and clarity using powerful academic writing principles and practices
- The relationship between writing and thinking and why its important to develop this as an academic writer
- When to write (starting too early or too late) and how you can improve your success by writing early and often
- The importance of writing with a golden thread so that you signpost your reader throughout your work
- Main principles of drafting a research report that will help you complete your writing projects
- Different types of abstract patterns and how you should approach writing an abstract
- How to compare levels of complexity in sections of writing so that you can be your own best editor
- Learn the concept of abstract subjects so that you can avoid using that and write clearer sentences
- The effect of nominalising actions and why that clutters your sentences with unnecessary words
- Practical sentence construction principles such as “old before new” and “complexity last”
- Some experience and interest in writing
- It’s useful if you have a writing project you are busy with
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Over 2 hours of clear and concise step-by-step instructions, lessons, and engagement
What others are saying:
"I completed this course quickly and easily. The teacher was likable and clear and gave maximum value (lots of useful info in a short amount of time). It was just what I needed: principles and practices for writing with meaning and clarity. Thanks for these gems and the confidence boost!" - Amanda S.
"Wow, such a helpful course. As a Business Analyst the things I learned in this course will most defiantly help me to write better BRD/BRS document." - Pieter K.
"Amazing explanation on the principles of academic writing and clarity. This course not only served as a reminder of practices to write with meaning but it has inspired me to write once again." - Anisha B.
"The course is a good match for me because I am constantly required to do a lot of writing. It is very insightful, in terms of what I need to improve my writing skills." - Nompumelelo G.
"I wish I had this course last year when I wrote my English papers and assignments. This has however assisted me now in emails and getting my point across better within my environment. The videos were interesting and captivated throughout the course. Very clear and precise." - Deshnee B.
In this course, I will present a range of principles and practices to help you write better. The course content is applicable across all fields, faculties, and types of writing projects. We look at the relationship between thinking and writing when to start writing, the golden thread, and useful principles such as how to think like a reader. Some of the practices will help you with better sentence construction. These include: old before new, concrete subjects, complexity last, and ways to ensure that your writing deals directly with what you are trying to convey. This will help your reader and ensure your writing flows.
The material was developed over 5 years of running workshops for students at Wits University in Johannesburg. Some feedback from students of those workshops:
“These workshops should be compulsory”
”Well-planned and informative workshop”
“The session has been an eye-opener and the lecturer has emphasized a lot on simplicity and owning the story”
”Improve my sentence construction”
”Helpful tips and tricks - actual practical examples”
”Clear understanding and articulation of academic writing style”
Clear and meaningful academic writing is something I care deeply about, and I would love some feedback about this course so I can continue to make improvements and help other writers just like you. Feel free to work through the material at your own pace and aim to put your learnings into practice as soon as possible.
I look forward to hearing about your success as a writer.
What you’ll learn
How to write with meaning and clarity using powerful academic writing principles and practices
The relationship between writing and thinking and why it's important to develop this as an academic writer
When to write (starting too early or too late) and how you can improve your success by writing early and often
The importance of writing with a golden thread so that you signpost your reader throughout your work
Main principles of drafting a research report that will help you complete your writing projects
Different types of abstract patterns and how you should approach writing an abstract
How to compare levels of complexity in sections of writing so that you can be your own best editor
Learn the concept of abstract subjects so that you can avoid using that and write clearer sentences
The effect of nominalizing actions and why that clutters your sentences with unnecessary words
Practical sentence construction principles such as “old before new” and “complexity last”
... and more!
Contents and Overview
You'll start with The Relationship Between Writing And Thinking And How One Improves The Other; When To Write Depends On Whether You Want To Start Too Early Or Too Late; The Golden Thread Principle And How You Can Use It To Signpost Your Reader; Main Principles Of Drafting A Research Report Plus Writers Block And More; Abstract Patterns Often Depend On the Field You Are Studying
We will also cover Compare levels of complexity in sections of writing; Learn The Concept Of Abstract Subjects So You Can Avoid Them In Your Writing; The Importance & Technique Of Ensuring That Actions Or Verbs Are Not Nominalised; Two Powerful Writing Practices: "Old Before New” And “Complexity Last”
This course will also tackle the Origin of thesis and overcoming the challenges; Academic writing; Revising style, Subjects and Characters; Be specific and concrete; Correct usage of Verbs, Nouns, and Actions; Old before new; Complexity last and Polishing up; Principles for Doubling your Academic Writing Quality
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Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to improve their writing
- Writers who want to complete a writing project
- College / university level students working on writing projects
- People who want to learn some principles and practices of good writing
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