Weekly study6 hours
100% onlineLearn at your own pace
Writing and Editing: Structure and Organisation
Develop your writing skills to include impactful text layout and flow
This is the second course in the Good with Words: Writing and Editing series from Michigan University, and directly follows the Word Choice and Word Order course.
On this four-week course, you’ll learn the importance of text structure and organising your written words to deliver effective results.
Whether you’re a lawyer, student, or simply looking to hone your writing skills, this course will help you develop your style for any written communication, including legal.
Generate and organise content with text structure
Over the duration of this course, you’ll see how the structure you put into your writing can influence the message your work delivers.
By placing corresponding ideas in corresponding forms, you’ll learn to generate questions, ideas, and ultimately more high-quality content.
Create structures that maximise the impact of your writing
You’ll also learn to refine sentence flow, sentence structure, and paragraphing during your writing process, to maximise the impact of your finished work.
Through exploring text structures, you’ll master both showing and telling your readers what you want them to know. Importantly, you’ll also be able to balance these approaches well.
Be guided and supported as you learn more about the writing process
With the University of Michigan providing a solid academic structure and a specialist lead education, you’ll have all the guidance and support you need to grow your writing skills and reach your full potential.
During this course, you’ll look at:
- Sentence flow and structure
- Corresponding ideas in corresponding form: how structure can be used to generate content
- Showing and telling when you write
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. 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 structure can be used to generate content
- Place corresponding ideas in corresponding forms
- Add nuance to your writing by using anadiplosis
- Identify and assess when to use sentences with varying lengths
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in exploring the writing process to develop their written communication skills. Lawyers and law students will find it especially valuable.
Who developed the course?
As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).
LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan, USA
World rankingTop 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
Do you know someone who'd love this course? Tell them about it...
Learners who joined this course have also enjoyed these courses.