University of Michigan

Writing and Editing: Drafting

This course is part of Good with Words: Writing and Editing Specialization

Taught in English

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Patrick Barry

Instructor: Patrick Barry

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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No prior experience required
13 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Understand and reflect on the cost of perfectionism in writing

  • Conduct a “pre-mortem” before starting a writing draft

  • Identify summaries and scenes

  • Apply the “nothing else” and “need to know” principles

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27 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.8

(333 reviews)

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98%

Beginner level
No prior experience required
13 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this first week, we will focus on the cost of perfectionism.

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8 videos13 readings7 quizzes3 app items2 discussion prompts3 plugins

This week, we'll focus on "the planning fallacy" and ways to make sure you hit your deadlines.

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7 videos8 readings6 quizzes7 app items7 discussion prompts2 plugins

This week, we will focus on how drafting and researching intertwine.

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8 videos6 readings9 quizzes3 app items2 discussion prompts2 plugins

This week, we will focus on the benefits of naming things, especially when trying to improve skills like writing and editing.

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5 videos5 readings5 quizzes5 app items1 discussion prompt3 plugins

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Patrick Barry
University of Michigan
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