Writing with Confidence, Clarity and Style

Online Course

pen_paperWhat does it mean to be an effective communicator?

Now more than ever, you need to know how to clearly express your ideas in the workplace, in the classroom, online and to other nursing professionals to succeed and be viewed as a leader.

 In this course, we will break down step-by-step what it takes to be a powerful communicator by: assessing the context of the communication, making use of appropriate rhetorical styles, developing critical thinking skills, applying the writing process and controlling various writing conventions.

This course is designed for students who want to learn how to express and argue ideas clearly in order to advance within their profession.

With each writing task, we will begin by asking and answering questions that guide every successful interaction:
Who is my audience?
What are the audience’s expectations?
What are my goals and objectives? What is the context of this writing piece?
What genre of writing will best help me to reach both my goals and the audience’s expectations?

We will also implement the hierarchy of concerns to chronologically address the following writing elements as we revise our work: thesis/focus, development of ideas, organization or the rhetorical arrangement, paragraph organization, transitions, and sentence-level issues of style and mechanics. By the end of the semester, you will have had multiple opportunities to gain rhetorical expertise, and this expertise will provide the foundation for strong communication throughout your academic career and beyond.


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Online from August 31, 2016 through December 22, 2016

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