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Beginner Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

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PersuasionCreativityWritingTime managementEditing
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Beginner Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

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University of Michigan

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Editing and Empathy

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 10 min), 14 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Ken Burns, Alice Waters, and Ira Glass3m
Punctuation and Professionalism: Dependent Clauses3m
Takeaways1m
Student Takeaway: Extra Ear30s
Student Takeaway: Sound and Sense20s
14 readings
Teaching Style + Resources 2m
Help Us Learn More About You!10m
Editing and Empathy10m
User-friendly 1m
Class Clips: Editing vs. Proofreading15m
Exercise—Proofreading Practice10m
Good with Words Chapter 4 ("Sound and Sense")20m
Class Clips10m
Punctuation and Professionalism: Introduction and Review10m
Notes on Nuance: Introduction and Review15m
Nuance Spotlight: James Baldwin 3m
Good Sentences: Introduction and Review5m
Good Sentences (Style)10m
Takeaways Reflection Activity10m
5 practice exercises
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Punctuation Practice: Dependent Clauses5m
Nuance Practice: James Baldwin5m
Weekly Review (Graded)30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Uselessly Accurate

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 13 min), 10 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
Steve Jobs3m
Punctuation and Professionalism: Isadora Duncan → Duncan, Isadora3m
Nuance Spotlight: William F. Buckley, Jr.2m
Takeaways39s
Student Takeaway: 100 Words16s
Student Takeaway: Uselessly Accurate26s
10 readings
Previously On: Reflection Activity10m
Class Clips10m
Exercise—The Writer's Diet (Flabby or Fit?)7m
Good with Words Chapter 6 ("Uselessly Accurate")20m
Experiment ("100 Words") 1m
Class Clips10m
Nuance Spotlight: William F. Buckley Jr.5m
Good Sentences (Punctuation)10m
Activity - Takeaways Reflection5m
Edit Our Edits2m
5 practice exercises
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Punctuation Practice: Isadora Duncan→Duncan, Isadora3m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Weekly Review (Graded)30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Writer→Reader

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 19 min), 8 readings, 7 quizzes
8 videos
Previously On: Clutter2m
Writer → Reader3m
Discipline of Breaks3m
Attention Restoration1m
Punctuation and Professionalism: If, Then4m
Notes on Nuance: What _____ is to _____1m
Takeaways1m
8 readings
Activity - Previously On Reflection10m
Class Clips10m
Multitasking Sentences2m
Exercise—Word Choice, Word Confusion10m
Notes on Nuance: What _____ is to _____5m
Good Sentences (Corresponding Clearly)10m
(Optional) Exercise—Credit Check15m
Takeaways Reflection Activity10m
7 practice exercises
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Low-Stakes Practice 5m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Punctuation Practice: If, Then5m
Nuance Practice10m
Weekly Review (Graded)30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Feedback Loops

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 23 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
10 videos
Previously On: The Discipline of Breaks2m
Shot Selection51s
Un-numb the Numbers 3m
Keep/Cut4m
E-D-I-T5m
Takeaways: Premortem4m
Student Takeaway: Premortem26s
Student Takeaway: Keep/Cut42s
Student Takeaway: Un-numb the Numbers38s
9 readings
Previously On: Reflection Activity10m
Shot Selection15m
Exercise—Shot Selection10m
Un-Numb the Numbers10m
Exercise—"E-D-I-T"10m
Good Sentences (Habits and Habitats)10m
Takeaways Reflection Activity5m
Book Recommendations (Memoir)10m
Course Feedback10m
3 practice exercises
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Weekly Review (Graded)30m

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