Write Like a Pro! (Part One)

Why Write?, Getting Clear, Research, Formulating a Working Outline, Establishing a Writing Plan and Goal Setting
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Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (55 ratings)
1,760 students
1hr 55min of on-demand video

How to become a professional independent author
How to organize and complete a writing project
How to become an effective storyteller
How to get started on a book


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In this Six Lesson course you will discover why many people write and your own motivations to write; which will assist you in getting clear on your ideas moving forward. Learning how to conduct research, create outlines, writing plans and goal setting; all serve to provide a solid foundation for your writing journey. There is a short homework assignment at the end of each video where you are encouraged to apply the tools and tips outlined. There is also a downloadable  Power Point presentation for all lessons which compliment the lectures. Throughout the course I mention an Online Writing Workshop Companion, this tool is not required to successfully complete the course. However, if you would like to use it, it is available on Amazon, just search my name (don't forget the apostrophe). 

Have Fun!

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals who want to create independently published books
  • Individuals who want to become better writers


Author, Educator and Teaching and Learning Strategist
Jameelah Ra'oof, PhD (STS)
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 56 Reviews
  • 1,954 Students
  • 2 Courses

As a non-traditional learner, my career has been advanced through commitment, diligence and personal development. I convey this message of endurance and focus each time I teach, speak, mentor and write. No matter the pitfalls we may be faced with, there is always room for success!

Not only is Jameelah an accomplished college instructor and author of the widely used book, How to Survive Financial Aid. She has also authored several books in the genre of women’s fiction. She is versatile in her approach to writing. Jameelah currently conducts seminars on financial aid  awareness and other substantial topics. She recently received her second Master’s degree in Applied Sociology from UT Dallas in the Fall of 2016 and is currently completing her PhD in Sociology at the University of North Texas. Ms. Ra’oof is a natural born motivator, whether it is through her books, on social media or in the classroom.

Topics of Expertise:

The Social Construct of Technology

eLearning: Best Practices


Writing Techniques

Diversity in the Workplace

Work/Family Balance

Social Media for Professional Use

Classroom Technology

Personal Development

Jameelah is currently a coordinator for Teaching, Learning and Academic Excellence and a Social Science instructor for  Texas Women's University, where she develops and teaches both in-class and online courses. She has been instructing at the college level for more than a decade, previously teaching both computer science and computer information technology courses.


Inequality: A Complete Critique (2021 in progress)

White Spaces (Sociological Text) (2019)

Stop Waiting Little Book of Affirmations (2018)

Stop Waiting: How Putting off My Dreams Nearly Wasted My Life (2018)

Stop Waiting! Gratitude Journal (2017)

Re-SET: A Novel (2017)

The Crystal Locket: A Novel (2015)

Low Places: A Fearless Tale of Redemption (2012)

How to Survive Financial Aid: For the First-Generation College Student (2008)

Co-Authored (In-progress)

The Life and Adventures of Maia with Dr. Eeul Elliot (UT Dallas 2016)


“Ask the Expert: Race and Ethnicity”​, “Why Sociology?”​
Ra’oof, Jameelah. 2017. publication date Feb 1, 2017 publication description”Sociological You”​ Whitworth and Thompson publication description

“Ask the Expert: Chapter 10.” In SociologicalYou: NextGen Introductory Sociology. Ra’oof, Jameelah. 2017. Thompson, Angela and Keith Whitworth. Fort Worth, TX: United Instructors and Textbook Authors Co-op. Retrieved Feb. 1, 2017

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