English Writing Skills
Improve your English writing skills and learn how to express yourself clearly and beautifully with this free course.
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Being able to write well in English is a fantastic skill. With this course, you will learn the most important English writing styles covering the areas of comedy, suspense, thriller, and poetry. This will allow you adapt your writing to the right tone for the right situation. To boost this ability, you will also learn how to write descriptive, instructional text, and opinion pieces, which will prepare for writing in a large number of different forums.
Next, you will be guided through the skills of audience management. You will first learn the differences between the main types of audiences, and will then be shown how to identify different audiences in different situations. Next, the course will show you how to appeal to each audience type, so that you can write for almost anyone. Each lesson will be outlined in a clear and simple manner so that your learning experience will be as easy as possible.
If you believe in the saying that the pen is mightier than the sword, this is the course for you. Being able express yourself clearly in writing is a wonderful skill that can last the rest of your life and serve you in a wide range of important situations. So why wait? Start the course now, and continue your journey towards really impressive writing and expressive skills.
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Writing for an Audience
Descriptive writing 1
Descriptive writing 2
Descriptive writing 3 - sound
Descriptive writing 4 - sound
Descriptive writing 5 - sound
Descriptive writing 6 - taste
Descriptive writing 7 - touch
Descriptive writing 8 - smell
Descriptive writing 9
Descriptive writing 10
Mystery, Spy , & Science Fiction Writing
Reflective writing 1
Reflective writing 2
Reflective writing 3
Reflective writing 4
Reflective writing 5
Reflective writing 6
Reflective writing 7
Reflective writing 8
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Triggers for Writing
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Triggers for writing 2
Triggers for writing 3
Triggers for writing 4
Triggers for writing 5
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Triggers for writing 9
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 an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:
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Writing skills enable you to filter your knowledge down to exactly what you want to say, and help you to communicate that point to others effectively through the written word. Some essential writing skills include: good structure, appropriate vocabulary, being able to edit your own writing, and the correct use of tone. This free online English writing course will teach you how to write descriptive, instructional, casual, and rhetorical text effectively, and help you obtain mastery of the written word.
The best free online writing skills courses available on Alison include:
Each of the online writing skills courses on Alison are free, as are all of Alison's online courses. Alison's learners do not have to pay anything to take these courses unless they want a digital or physical copy of the course certificate.