Writing Skills: The Basics

If you are an unpracticed writer who lacks self-confidence or a writer whose skills may be a bit rusty, explore both the theory and practice of writing well. Learn to compose clear and concise sentences, develop effective paragraphs, design persuasive openings, arrange facts and ideas logically, increase a piece’s coherence, and edit and proofread written material. Student writing is read and reviewed by the instructor and used as a basis for class discussion. This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Effective Business Writing Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts: Email sps.pala.ce@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

This course is delivered in an online, self-paced (asynchronous) format. The instructor interacts with students and facilitates group discussions within NYU’s online learning platform. There are weekly deadlines for lesson and assignment completion.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Foundational knowledge of writing and grammar skills
  • Greater confidence in your own writing skills

Ideal for

  • Professionals across all industries
  • Students in need of a tune-up
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.