The Road to Becoming a Better Writer

Traveling Through the Writing Process
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

Improve your writing skills today, with an exclusive writing course for high school students, college students, EFL students, teachers, and anyone else interested in improving their writing skills.

Are you preparing for the IELTS exam?

Are you in the process of writing the college application essay and do not quite know how to start?

Are you a teacher (English, Social Studies, Science, etc.,) who is not sure how to teach your students how to write?

Are you a native speaker of another language and want to know how to write effectively in your first language?

If you answered yes, to the above questions, then click on the button now to begin your journey with me as we travel through the steps in the writing process.

This course, unlike many other courses, looks at writing as a process and not a product. It emphasizes the importance of going through each step of the writing process, thus enabling you as a writer to produce an effective writing piece, whether it be an essay, a research paper, a journal article, etc., Practical strategies that will empower you as a writer are given throughout the course.

Writing, like a journey, requires effective planning in order for the outcome to be successful. This course will look at a variety of prewriting (planning) methods that you can choose from and provides you with practice exercises. Additionally, there are quizzes that will help you measure your progress.

The most common writing errors that both native speakers and non-native speakers make are also examined to help you identify and correct your errors. The course ends with more tips that will help you excel at writing.

Let's not waste any time. Let's begin our journey.

What are the requirements?

  • A notebook and pen are needed.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use the five steps of the writing process to produce a well organized writing piece
  • Teach others how to excel in writing
  • Identify and eliminate the most common errors made in writing

What is the target audience?

  • Everyone that wants to improve their writing
  • Teachers who want to help improve their students' writing skills

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Course Overview
Course Overview
03:35
Section 2: The Writing Process
Prewriting
12:49
Mindmapping
07:14
Practice: Prewriting
Preview
03:44
Writing the First Draft
10:20
Let's see how much you know.
5 questions
Section 3: Teaching the Writing Process
10:36

Stick to the topic when writing. Teachers, it's more important to focus on content than mechanics! Watch this funny video.

Section 4: The Writing Process Across Disciplines
Writing Across Disciplines
03:30
Section 5: Using the Writing Process for the College Application Essay
The College Application Essay
15:05
Section 6: Using the Writing Process for the IELTS Writing Exam
The IELTS Writing Exam
09:43
Let's see how much you know.
5 questions
Section 7: The Most Common Writing Errors
The Most Common Writing Errors that Native Speakers Make
07:26
The Most Common Writing Errors... Lay & Lie
06:12
The Most Common Errors Made By Non-native Speakers
03:30
Let's see how much you know.
5 questions
Section 8: More Writing Tips
05:41

A video that shows why you should not use informal language in writing

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Instructor Biography

Etc Services, Udemy Instructor

EtcServices offers editing, tutorial, and consulting services and is run by Umm Ibrahim, an American who has been a teacher for more than 20 years. In 1986, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Temple University. Immediately following graduation, she attended an Arabic Intensive Summer Program at Middlebury College. She received a Master's Degree in Education in 1991 (from the University of Pennsylvania), with a major in both Reading/Writing/Literacy and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She has experience teaching children and adults, both in the states and abroad. Her experience includes teaching ESL, EFL, English, Spanish, Arabic, Islamic Studies and Reading (She is a Certified Reading Specialist).

Additionally, she has studied at several Islamic universities and institutes- correspondence, online and on-site (in Arabic-speaking countries) and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in shariah.

In addition to teaching and studying, Umm Ibrahim has designed several English and Education courses for an online university. Below are some reviews of her online classes.

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5 Star! Outstanding instructor & very informative course. I wasn't sure what to expect when I began this course.However, upon finishing, I feel the instructor helped me to achieve a better understanding of Islam, as opposed to how the media or certain misguided groups portray it.The course is very well organized.I give this course 5 stars and recommend that everyone take it.You will be amazed!

Neefy Renthrope, Introduction to Islam, Dispelling the Misconceptions, Udemy

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English had never been a subject I enjoyed doing. I did it simply because it was a compulsory subject. However, logging into the English 102 online class, I just didn't want the class to end! The depth of information, the elaborate way it was presented, never ceased to fascinate me.It is simply amazing how Sr. Rasheedah is able to keep her students glued to the screen; you simply feel the vibrancy of the class as if it were a brick and mortar classroom! I am looking forward to being her student again.

Twahir Kassim, Kenya, student, English 102, online university, Regional Coordinator - East Africa

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Sr Rasheedah is so good (May God preserve her). I find all the classes absolutely amazing. I am greatly indebted to her for the amazing teachings.I love how she teaches.This is the first time I am studying Education as a discipline, and I think the courses are really well designed. I am learning so much; the lessons are so full of gems that I am constantly learning new things and ideas keep coming to me for my adult students too.

Madeeha Bokhari, Bangladesh, Classroom Management, Differentiated Instruction, Eng 101, Eng 102, Introduction to Pedagogy, online university

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I had the privilege of being a student of Sister Rasheedah for Eng 101 & Eng 102.

English 101 covered note-taking skills. The ease and flow Sr. Rasheedah has in teaching English language was tremendous. Note-taking and making short notes for lectures is very important, as it plays an important part when revising study materials or preparing to give lectures.

Sr. Rasheedah, being an educator and having years of teaching and training expertise, taught us a very professional approach for note-taking from lectures, books, and preparatory notes for public speaking.

Mohammad Irfan, Civil Engineer, UAE, English 101 & English 102, online university

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