About this Specialization

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Perhaps the most important thing students and professionals of all kinds can do to improve their effectiveness is embrace the following advice: become good with words. This series of courses targets the writing side of that recommendation. The skills it focuses on include everything from how to arrange a complex set of information in a reader-friendly way, to how to give and receive high-quality feedback, to how to consistently hit deadlines. Part of Professor Barry’s proceeds from this course will be donated to the COVID-19 relief efforts of Ozone House, a shelter for homeless youth in Southeastern Michigan where he regularly conducts job-training workshops. These proceeds come from purchases of the version of the course that earns you a certificate. The course remains free for anyone who is simply auditing.
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Writing and Editing: Word Choice and Word Order

4.7
stars
496 ratings
115 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Writing and Editing: Structure and Organization

4.8
stars
116 ratings
15 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Writing and Editing: Drafting

4.8
stars
86 ratings
19 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Writing and Editing: Revising

4.8
stars
73 ratings
17 reviews

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University of Michigan

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