Here is a list of the frequently asked questions on the self-paced course
Brainstorming to Publishing: The 5 Step Writing Process Course
I’ve never taken an online course before. What should I expect?
The course is set up into nine units, each one covering a different topic of the writing process. The instruction is a mixture of written content, videos, and info-graphics. Students move from start to finish or can move straight to the content that they need right away. The course is self-paced and online. It can be accessed anywhere there is internet connection.
When can I take the course?
Anytime that it is convenient for you. There is no mandatory times to show up for live instruction because all of the instruction is laid out in advance for students beforehand. Work when it fits your schedule best.
Where is the course located?
The course is located on a learning management system called Teachable. Students can access the system anytime 24/7 from any location with internet.
Is Teachable easy to use?
Yes, hundreds of thousands of students have taken courses on Teachable. It is an intuitive system that is easy to maneuver and includes a user guide.
What if I can’t start the course right away?
No problem. The course is open for students to begin at any time it is convenient.
What if I don’t finish on time?
There is no required finish time. Students may take as long as they like to complete the course.
Does the course come with a book?
Yes, there is a PDF copy of The Simple Guide to the Writing Process included in the course.
Do I need any supplies?
No supplies are needed.
Should I take notes?
Most people report that they learn better when they take notes. Study skills like note taking are a personal preference, so if taking notes works for you, do it.
Will there be homework or assignments?
No, the course is a self-study course. All work is integrated within the system.
What if I have a question?
Students may reach out to the instructor via email at any time for help.
What will this course help me accomplish?
This course will teach organization, planning, drafting, editing and revising, and making publishing-ready writing. It is appropriate for people returning to school, office professionals who need to brush up on their writing skills, and creative writers of prose, nonfiction, research, and poetry.
What is included in this course?
The course covers these topics: the writing process, short answers/short responses, expository essays, persuasive essays, professional memos, research responses, and narratives.
I’ve been out of school for a long time and am going back. How will this course help me?
This is the perfect course for you! This course will get you the information and skills you need to get you into the swing of being in school again. The content covered is appropriate for both high school and college students and has been taught to both groups with success for two decades. This is the course that will prepare you for taking any course—in person or online—to be successful in discussion boards, essays, and research projects.
I’m a prose writer of short stories, novel, essays, or memoir. How will this course help me?
This course will get you organized and prepared to produce high-quality, logical, clear writing in any prose genre. It covers the entire writing process in depth as well as six different styles of writing. It also provides examples for each writing style so that students can see the writing process in action.
I’m not a writer, but I work in a job where I have to write. My boss said I need to improve my writing skills. How will this course help me?
This course covers all the skills needed to be successful with workplace writing: the writing process and different writing styles including the professional memo. If you need to brush up on your professional writing skills, this is the course to do just that.
I’m writing my first book and am nervous. How will this course help me?
Yes, this course covers the exact skills that new writers need to compose a successful book draft: brainstorming, planning, drafting, editing & revising, and preparation for publishing. The skills and content of this course are exactly what a new writer needs to get through the book’s rough draft through publishable document.
Who is the instructor?
Patricia Martin, MA, MEd is the instructor for this course. She has taught this course and its content for two decades. Her extensive knowledge and skills in teaching writing has helped thousands of students become confident writers. Ms. Martin teaches courses in prose, essay, creative, and research writing to students around the world.
Are you tired of writing taking too much time and energy? Do you feel lost and confused when it is time to write? Are you looking for a way to organize your writing and improve your presentation? Then the From Brainstorming to Publishing course is for you.
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