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Writing and Editing: Revising
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Understand and harness the power of revisions during the writing process
Following the course on Drafting, this fourth and final course in the Good with Words: Writing and Editing series from the University of Michigan will help you master the art of revision.
Considered the most important step in the writing process by many, revising is especially essential when creating legal documents.
If you want to polish your legal writing abilities or simply develop better general writing skills, this four-week course is for you.
Become a better reader to become a better writer
This course will show you how to become a better reader of both your own and others’ words, and what kind of legal writing and other written work you should be reading to strengthen your output.
With deeper insights, you’ll be choosing more impactful words and sentence structures, and be revising more sensitively during the writing process.
Learn practical ways to improve your writing during revision
You’ll also learn hands-on ways of improving your readers’ experience, including how to clearly and effectively communicate statistics and how to eliminate uselessly accurate information.
These tools will immediately help you refine your writing, and as you practice and get comfortable with revising, your work will continue to go from strength to strength.
Develop your writing and editing skills alongside experts
You can expect your legal writing and other writing abilities to flourish on this course, enhancing what you learnt in the earlier courses in this series.
With the support of the University of Michigan and an expert lead educator and author, you’ll have everything you need to grow as a writer.
During this course, you’ll look at:
- Editing and empathy: becoming a better reader of your own writing
- Uselessly accurate: eliminating uselessly accurate information
- Writer to reader: how to better communicate statistics
- Feedback loops: improving the reading inputs that affect our writing output
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Learn how to become a better reader of your own writing
- Apply the E-D-I-T framework
- Identify uselessly accurate information
- Create multiple ways to communicate the same data
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for lawyers, law students, and anyone else interested in improving their legal writing or other writing skills through engaging content, delivered by a respected expert.
Who developed the course?
LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan, USA
World rankingTop 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020