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Approx. 8 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Meaning, Sense, and Clarity

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Introduction to Meaning, Sense, and Clarity7m
The Pyramid of Language7m
Scatteration3m
Shop Talk with Amity Gaige14m
Excellent Word Choice at Work, pt. 14m
Excellent Word Choice at Work, pt. 22m
Assignment Overview5m
Feedback Expectations for the Specialization2m
2 readings
A Note on Assignments10m
Promo Codes10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Writing with Nouns and Verbs

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 32 min)
6 videos
Nouns and Verbs at Work, pt. 12m
Nouns and Verbs at Work, pt 2.4m
Close Reading of "Lord of Misrule"4m
A Conversation with Jaimy Gordon, Author of "Lord of Misrule"10m
Assignment Overview3m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Economy

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Surgery10m
Shop Talk with Brando Skyhorse10m
Visiting Writer: Sophie McManus13m
Assignment Overview3m
1 reading
Sophie McManus's Informal List of Words and Phrases to Cut10m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

"No Ideas But in Things"

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 43 min)
6 videos
Respecting the Reader's Mind6m
Shop Talk with Amy Bloom12m
The Reader-Writer Arc8m
Close Reading of "Song of Solomon"5m
Assignment Overview3m

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