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English Writing Skills

Free Course
Learn how to improve your writing skills, understand different writing styles, and write for specific audiences.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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Effective communication skills open doors. Being able to write really well is a powerful ability. Both in business and your personal life, clearly and quickly communicating an idea can have it taken more seriously. This reduces frustration both for you and the people you are writing for. Being able to choose the right tone and voice in different moments can give you the ability to put people at ease, excite them, or just hold their attention. These are valuable skills.

This free course starts you on your path to being a master communicator. The course compares a variety of writing styles including comedy and descriptive writing, and shows you how to write in different genres such as spy novels, mysteries, or thrillers. You will be shown how to write a wide range of different texts, from opinion pieces to poetry. You will then learn how to identify your target audience, so that you understand which styles are best to use in different moments. By the end of the course you will be familiar with writing techniques used in a very wide range of situations and audiences.

A lot of people do not have this ability, and many never even think about getting it. The fact that you have come this far says a lot. You have the interest in improving your communication skills, so start now and see what you can learn. In less than three hours, this free course can give you skills that can make life a lot easier, and make you feel a lot more in control of the situations you are in every day. So why wait? Start improving your writing skills today.




After completing this course you will be able to: - Define and describe different writing styles and the importance of the audience; - Identify triggers for writing; - Discuss your knowledge of story, comedy, descriptive, mystery, instructional, opinionative, poetic and reflective writing; - and write effectively based on your target audience.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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Course Reviews

Anshika G.
one year ago
Anshika G.

Very useful and helpful.

Jamie H.
one year ago
Jamie H.

i really enjoyed it

Caritas G.
one year ago
Caritas G.

i have learnt so much and i am very interested to continue this course

Anslem G.
one year ago
Anslem G.

i have learnt so many different types of english skills such as speaking and writing english effectively

Ignatius R.
one year ago
Ignatius R.

hi ...i enjoyed the course .its ..thank you so much

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