Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade

开始时间: 04/22/2022 持续时间: Unknown

所在平台: CourseraArchive

课程类别: 人文

大学或机构: Mt. San Jacinto College(圣哈辛托山学院)


课程评论: 3 个评论

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Learn to become an effective builder of sentences using the basic tools of grammar, punctuation, and writing. By dedicating yourself to the craft of writing, you will learn to use the eight parts of speech and grammar to develop the four basic sentence types into a well-organized, detailed paragraph. This course is designed for anyone who wants to become a better writer. If you need to write more clearly for work, prepare for a placement test for a college, or improve your skills for current writing projects, this class will definitely be beneficial.


  • Students will be able to identify and correct some sentence level grammatical and punctuation errors.
  • Students will be able to develop four sentence types: simple, compound, complex and compound-complex.
  • Students will be able to recognize and use all four sentence types.
  • Students will be able to develop a clear topic sentence.
  • Students will be able to write a well-organized, detailed paragraph.
Why would you want to take this course?  There are a variety of reasons:
  • As a pre-Assessment activity
  • As a petition for English placement
  • As a brush-up for students while in writing classes
  • As a brush-up for students who don’t/can’t enroll in an English class
  • As a resource for flipped/blended classrooms
  • To become a better writer


Week 1:  Becoming a Successful Online Learner

Introduction to the course with a course navigation tutorial; strategies for being successful in the course and in any online learning environment; information about how you might make your success in the course useful in your future educational experience.
Week 2:  Parts of Speech
The eight main parts of speech; why knowing the parts of speech will help your writing; the sentence; observing the world.
Week 3:  Subjects and Verbs
Another way of looking at the parts of speech -- the building materials put to use in the structure of the sentence; gerunds, imperatives, and infinitives; thinking about verb tense and voice; regular and irregular verbs; building your confidence with empowered sentences. 
Week 4:  Clauses and Phrases
Adding to your basic sentences with clauses and phrases; combining ideas and creating complexity; the four sentence types; writing about your experience with complex sentences.
Week 5:  Composing and Writing
The writing process; revision vs. editing; punctuation, spelling, and commonly confused words; writing a paragraph.



范昊坤 2013-12-16 19:27 0 票支持; 0 票反对


可以说课程名字叫crafting an effective writer可能有点过,个人感觉这门课还达不到这样的高度,不过对于我这种英语并不扎实的人来说,花一点时间再补习一下基础,练练写作还是聊胜于无的。此外,即使是作业中很简单的句子或一段话,遇到责任心满满的peer童鞋时,经常都能指出我的各种错漏之处或者提供更好的建议,真的是满心感激加无地自容。反观我自己,因为水平问题,则不能很好的给其它同学提出有效的建议,只能大概的看看说说,很是惭愧。


梧桐清声 2013-10-21 10:51 1 票支持; 0 票反对



小小壹只馬乃腹黑大脚汉 2013-05-16 13:54 1 票支持; 0 票反对

why here are so few people?
At the first part , this course provided many way to judge if you are a effective online learner and the the requirements to be a effective online learner. this promotes me to think over if online learning is suitable for me. what can I do to become more skillful when use resources online. this is very inspiring and hope I hope writing skills can be illustrated next. and i a glad to continue.


Learn to become an effective builder of sentences using the basic tools of grammar, punctuation, and writing.


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