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Approx. 18 hours to complete
English

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PersuasionCreativityWritingTime managementEditing
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Beginner Level
Approx. 18 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

The Words Under the Words

6 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 50 min), 15 readings, 9 quizzes
21 videos
Making You More Persuasive2m
Errors and Insights3m
Mechanics and Strategy4m
Map to a Decision3m
Saints vs. Jerks4m
Better at Getting Better3m
S.M.A.R.T. Goals and Stretch Goals2m
Résumé Review4m
6-60-63m
Technical and Tactical58s
Punctuation and Professionalism2m
Punctuation and Professionalism: Comma Splice3m
Notes on Nuance: "Un-"1m
Good Sentences3m
Reflection is a Team Sport2m
Student Takeaway: Words Under the Words22s
Student Takeaway: Better at Getting Better25s
Student Takeaway: T-Shaped25s
Student Takeaway: 6-60-636s
Student Takeaway: Writing as Mapping31s
15 readings
Teaching Style + Resources3m
Help Us Learn More About You!10m
Class Clips10m
Exercise—Errors and Insights25m
Performing Under Pressure and Expressive Writing10m
The Words Under the Words (Concept)15m
The Words Under the Words (Examples)5m
Class Clips15m
"A Note About Me"7m
Exercise—S.M.A.R.T. Goals Self-Assessment45m
Exercise—Résumé Review30m
The Optimal Amount of Advocacy1m
Notes on Nuance: "Un-"3m
Exercise—Good Sentences (Education)15m
Garbage In, Garbage Out1m
9 practice exercises
Low-Stakes Practice4m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Low-Stakes Practice3m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Low-Stakes Practice10m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Punctuation Practice: Comma Splices3m
Nuance Practice: "Un-"10m
Weekly Review (Graded)15m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The Infinite Power of Grammar

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 25 min), 12 readings, 4 quizzes
12 videos
Previously On: The Words Under the Words2m
Previously On: Deliberate Practice2m
Previously On: Mechanics and Strategy1m
Writing as Redecorating2m
The Infinite Power of Grammar2m
The Animal Farm Principle1m
Punctuation and Professionalism: "However"5m
Notes on Nuance: "Almost" and "Even"1m
Takeaways1m
Student Takeaway: Passive on Purpose25s
Student Takeaways: Positive No16s
12 readings
Exercise—Previously On15m
The Infinite Power of Grammar (Concept)8m
The Infinite Power of Grammar (Examples)5m
Exercise—Interrupting Elements10m
Class Clips15m
Passive on Purpose5m
Positive No10m
Notes on Nuance: "Almost" and "Even"5m
Exercise—Good Sentences (Entrepreneurship)15m
Resource Request2m
Exercise—Takeaway Reflection5m
Edit Our Edits2m
4 practice exercises
Low-Stakes Practice6m
Punctuation Practice: "However"5m
Nuance Practice: "Almost" and "Even"10m
Weekly Review (Graded)15m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The Rule of Three

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 16 min), 10 readings, 6 quizzes
8 videos
Previously On: Syntax1m
Previously On: The Animal Farm Principle3m
The Rule of Three1m
Punctuation and Professionalism: Adverbial Conjunctions5m
Notes on Nuance: "To"1m
Takeaways1m
Student Takeaway: Rule of Three 29s
10 readings
Exercise—Previously On10m
Class Clips10m
The Rule of Three (Concept)10m
The Rule of Three (Examples)5m
Alliteration, Restraint, and a Mind at Work10m
Alliteration: Fan Favorite?2m
Student-->Teacher (Optional)20m
Notes on Nuance : "To"3m
Exercise—Good Sentences (Criminal Law)15m
Exercise—Takeaway Reflection5m
6 practice exercises
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Alliteration30m
Punctuation Practice: Adverbial Conjunctions5m
Nuance Practice: "To"5m
Weekly Review (Graded)15m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

The Power of the Particular

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 52 min), 19 readings, 8 quizzes
14 videos
Previously On: "Interleaving"5m
Previously On: "To"1m
The Power of the Particular1m
What Makes a Word "Real"?17m
Sentences Nobody Else Can Write2m
Sentences Nobody Else WOULD Write1m
S-H-A-P-E2m
The S-H-A-P-E Framework: Class Clip12m
Punctuation and Professionalism (Coordinating Conjunctions)3m
Notes on Nuance: Chiasmus2m
Student Takeaway: Earn Your Generalizations26s
Student Takeaway: Sincerity Takes a Few Drafts28s
Next Course51s
19 readings
Exercise—Previously On10m
The Power of the Particular (Concept)10m
The Power of the Particular (Examples)5m
Exercise—Strive for Five30m
Exercise—"Pleasures of Hating"15m
Exercise—Word Choice, Word Confusion10m
Exercise—Which vs. That5m
The Phenomenology of Error3m
Exercise—Me, Myself, and I5m
What Makes a Word "Real"?1m
Slang School5m
Class Clips10m
(Optional) Exercise—What Happens If You Win?20m
Notes on Nuance: Chiasmus3m
Chiasmus: Fan Favorite?2m
Exercise—Good Sentences (Food)15m
Book Recommendations3m
(Optional) Exercise—Thank You Letter2m
Course Feedback10m
8 practice exercises
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Low-Stakes Practice7m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Low-Stakes Practice5m
Punctuation Practice (Coordinating Conjunctions)5m
Nuance Practice: Chiasmus5m
Weekly Review (Graded)15m

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