Writing Basics - Learn the Writing Process in 5 Easy Steps

Learn and master the basic technique used by the most effective writers
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description


If you're an English language learner and your answer is 'yes' to any of these questions:

  • Have you ever gotten stuck when trying to write something?
  • Have you ever run out of ideas or struggled to decide what to write next?
  • Have you ever had trouble organizing your ideas clearly in your writing?
  • Does writing even simple things like emails take you a long time?
  • Do you wish to be able to write anything easily and quickly?
  • Do you wish to save time and effort while writing?
  • Do you want writing to be an enjoyable activity?

… then this course is for YOU!

In this course, you will learn

  • The 5-step writing process used by the most effective writers
  • The #1 mistake that people make when writing which leaves them frustrated and unable to write
  • How to do the crucial prewriting stages effectively before writing
  • How to prepare a full, structured outline that you can use to begin writing effortlessly
  • How to write clear, focused paragraphs that will smoothly guide your readers through your text
  • How to evaluate the four crucial elements of your content
  • How to apply the writing process to any type of writing

What are the requirements?

  • A minimum of a Pre-Intermediate level of English (A2 on the Common European Framework)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Write emails, letters, business reports, essays and blog posts without ever getting stuck.
  • How to prepare and structure your ideas clearly before writing.
  • How to produce a clear outline that you can use to begin writing immediately.
  • How to write meaningful and focused paragraphs.
  • How to proofread and evaluate your writing effectively.

Who is the target audience?

  • Any English language learner who wishes to learn and master the basics of the writing process.
  • This course may not be for you if you are an advanced or proficient speaker of English, or if you are an experienced writer.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the Course
Introduction - What's in this Course?
Hello There! Get to Know Me
Section 2: The POWER Writing Process
P is for Prepare
O is for Organize
W is for Write
E is for Evaluate
R is for Review
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Section 3: Quick Tips: How to Apply POWER
Emails and Letters
Business Reports
Short Stories
Section 4: Conclusion
Bonus Lecture: Free English Lessons!

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Instructor Biography

Ganesh Kumar, ESL Teacher, English Language Expert, Public Speaker

My job is to help you speak and write excellent English.

As an ESL teacher, I've taught English to hundreds of students from around the world, alongside running teacher training workshops to help teachers and language trainers deliver better lessons to their students.

If you would like to learn any of these things: conversation skills, grammar, vocabulary, presentation skills, email writing, essay writing...

...then you're in the right place! See my Udemy courses below and you can start learning these skills right now!


What teaching experience do I have?

For the past five years, I have taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to students from India, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, France, Spain, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. During this time, I have also worked with one of the biggest language schools in the world, and as part of this job, I have trained at several multinational companies, helping their employees develop their communication skills for work.

What do I teach?

I teach general English, business English, English for exams, presentation skills, telephoning skills, email writing, and accent and pronunciation. I am also a teacher trainer, focusing on helping novice teachers deliver quality lessons to their students.

Why do I teach?

I teach because I am extremely passionate about teaching, and have been for all my life. My #1 commitment is my students' success in whatever I teach them and beyond. Although a professional ESL teacher, in the past I have also taught web design, software development, and even martial arts!

What other work experience do I have?

I began my career by working as a copywriter for local publications and websites. I then worked as an office manager, web developer and online marketer, all while working part-time as an English language trainer. I took the plunge into full-time ESL teaching in 2010 and haven't looked back since.

What are my qualifications?

I graduated with a degree in Business Administration. My primary teaching qualification is a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) from the University of Cambridge. I also have a certificate in using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the classroom from International House, Barcelona.

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