Writing Professional Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA-A-WRIT
Program Duration: 6 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

The Writing Professional program develops written communication skills with an emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings, and practicing writing for personal and professional applications. Students will have the opportunity to really break down the writing process and see how it is useful in constructing and finally writing their own work. Students will discover various styles and sentence structures that can alter the meaning and impact of their writing and ensure they have the tools necessary to convey the meaning they intend, communicate their thoughts effectively and clearly and ensure their writing is presented professionally in terms of grammar, spelling and other issues that can otherwise inhibit successful writing.

Students will learn the various techniques appropriate to different writing purposes as well as the different tones and styles applicable to particular contexts (professional, academic, clinical, etc.) In understanding how other sources can help to solidify a piece of writing, students will gain the skills they need to conduct basic research into external sources, what kinds of sources are best used for particular purposes and how best to incorporate this information into their writing in the most effective way possible.

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Course Description

Successful writing encompasses comprehension, instruction, persuasion, entertainment, problem-resolution, evaluation, investigation, explanation and refutation all various ends at which writing is aimed. Professional and academic writing requires students to be able to bring in a multitude of facts, points of view, opinions and studies that can inform the writing they're pulling together, illuminate the message their trying to convey or support the position they're aiming to take. Effective writing is a critical function for any profession making these skills highly desirable in any type of job where writing reports, writing customer-facing collateral or submitting written proposals is a common task. Additionally, students interested in pursuing professions based in writing would benefit tremendously from these skills.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

Apply the steps of the writing process

Identify essay components

Write effective and grammatically correct paragraphs

Analyze the role of reading and writing in your academic and professional career

Write effective and grammatically correct essays

Apply strategies to achieve clarity and effective style in writing

Differentiate between the writing pattern types

Identify sentence types, parts of a sentence, and patterns

Discriminate between proper and improper use of punctuation in writing

Apply the proper use of punctuation in writing

Apply the proper use of spelling in writing

Examine strategies and guidelines for writing an effective research paper

Write an effective and grammatically correct research paper

Apply research strategies and methods for finding information

Describe the various information sources available for research

Apply the steps of the writing process and appropriate research and citation methods to write essays, literary analyses, and research papers

Critique writing samples in terms of style, substance, and appropriate research and citation methods

Differentiate between the writing styles required by the different disciplines

Differentiate between the MLA, APA, and Chicago style guides

Use Microsoft Office

Prepare speech topics and outlines

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