Adaptable Writing Skills


Learn how to adapt your approach to writing for a variety of situations and audiences in this course designed for folks who want to improve their written communication skills.

Starting at $745.00
As few as 11 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Learn to identify how to approach writing based on audience, purpose, and context
  • Practice writing syntheses, analyses, paraphrases, and synopses
  • Get experience writing collaboratively with other people
  • Develop written works you can adapt for a variety of personal and professional situations

About this course:

This course will focus on adaptable writing skills that can be used to produce writing for various practical purposes in everyday life, both business and personal. Students will learn how to synthesize material into summaries, analyze written material for discussions and overviews, paraphrase accurately, distill material for synopses, clarify content for lay audiences, and write in collaboration with others. Students will learn and practice these techniques in class and complete several written works that can be applied to business or personal use.

Winter 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Jacqueline Stenson
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ENROLL BY: Jan 10, 2024
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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 24, 2024
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Book: Writing That Works by Kenneth Roman and Joel Raphaelson
Book: On Writing Well by William Zinsser
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