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.
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.
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
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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the studentís responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.