• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 4 months
    Duration
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Overview

Perhaps the most important thing students and professionals of all kinds can do to improve their effectiveness is embrace the following advice: become good with words.

This Good with Words - Writing and Editing offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan targets the writing side of that recommendation. The skills it focuses on include everything from how to arrange a complex set of information in a reader-friendly way, to how to give and receive high-quality feedback, to how to consistently hit deadlines.

What you will learn

  • Creative ways to use syntax
  • Techniques for adding nuance to your sentences and slogans
  • Tips to help you punctuate and paragraph like a professional
  • Habits needed to complete both short-term and long-term projects

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 4 months
    • Intensity 4 hrs/week
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 4 months to complete
      • Suggested 4 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing and Editing: Word Choice and Word Order
  • Writing and Editing: Structure and Organization
  • Writing and Editing: Drafting
  • Writing and Editing: Revising
More Details on Coursera Plus:
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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

  • No previous experience needed

Tuition Fee

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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