University of Michigan
Writing and Editing: Word Choice and Word Order
University of Michigan

Writing and Editing: Word Choice and Word Order

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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20 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Learn how the words you choose can change the decisions people make

  • Use syntax strategically

  • Write with originality and produce sentences that nobody else can write

  • Arrange a complex set of information in a reader-friendly way

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28 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this first week, you will be introduced to instructor Patrick Barry. This week's course content will focus on how the words you choose can change the decisions that people make.

What's included

21 videos16 readings9 quizzes5 app items6 discussion prompts12 plugins

This week, we will focus on how the order of the words you choose can change the decisions people make.

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12 videos6 readings5 quizzes4 app items4 discussion prompts4 plugins

In Week Three, we will focus on combining word choice with word order.

What's included

8 videos6 readings6 quizzes3 app items6 discussion prompts4 plugins

Our final week will focus on filling our writing with compelling details.

What's included

14 videos11 readings8 quizzes10 app items6 discussion prompts2 plugins

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Patrick Barry
University of Michigan
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