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Best Online Courses in Composition Studies 2019

A course is a class that focuses on one particular area of study. Because of the specific focus, courses may help students pursue subjects they are interested in and can help them achieve their academic and professional goals.

What is a course in composition studies? It is a class that teaches students how to write different types of documents. Courses may help scholars learn the technicalities of writing research and grant proposals, or instruct them on how to write for different businesses. Course participants may learn how to write fiction stories and nonfiction technical documents to give them a career boost.

Writers develop several essential skills, such as critical thinking and creativity. Even technical writing typically has a better impact if there is a unique spin on it, and critical thinking helps students determine how to write their piece. Time management is another skill that can benefit people in all areas of life.

Because no two schools are alike, tuition costs vary according the class type and university location. To determine the exact cost of a course in composition studies, contact universities directly to find out how much their classes costs.
A good writer may be able to obtain nearly any position he or she desires. Students may choose to become freelancers or chase their dreams as authors. Others may pursue a career as a content writer. Jobs as a technical writer or copy editor may be available for those who want an office job. Some may prefer positions as speechwriters or journalists. With the right skills and experience, a writer may be able to get a job in any career field.

Most schools understand the demand for talented writers, so they offer remote classes to grant access to students worldwide. These online classes are both convenient and flexible, allowing learners to further their education from anywhere in the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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15 Results in Composition Studies

The Proofreading Academy

Proofreading Academy is suitable for beginners as well as those who have some experience and want to sharpen their skills. Whether you want to pursue a career in proofrea ... [+]

Weʼre About to Change Your Life

After completing our course, you will be able to:

Proofread any business, creative, or academic document to a professional standard. Produce your own documents with confidence in their quality. Use major academic referencing styles correctly. Proofread documents written in British, American and Australian English. Make the most of Microsoft Word. Begin your career as a professional proofreader. Here’s what you need to know

The course currently comprises ten modules of teaching, testing, and exercises:

1. Editing and Proofreading: An Introduction

2. The Basics of Microsoft Word

3. Common Spelling Mistakes

4. Common Grammar Mistakes... [-]

USA New York
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
30 hours
Online
Churchill Square Training And Development

The Internet is full of fascinating places to find information, check out your favorite companies and stores, look for deals, read the news, and much more. ... [+]

Course Summary

The Internet is full of fascinating places to find information, check out your favorite companies and stores, look for deals, read the news, and much more. However, people don’t read information on the web in the same way that they read a printed newspaper, magazine, or a book. As writers, we have to be very aware of how people approach a web page so that we can create interesting and engaging content. This one-day course is for people who write for readers on the web.

What students learn Apply engaging techniques that draw readers to web pages Enhance their writing with other forms of media Make their writing accessible to a variety of readers What's included Getting... [-]
United Kingdom Portsmouth
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 day
Online
Churchill Square Training And Development

It is essential to understand how to write reports and proposals that get read. We write reports in a range of formats and a variety of purposes. Whether you need to repo ... [+]

Course Summary

It is essential to understand how to write reports and proposals that get read. We write reports in a range of formats and a variety of purposes. Whether you need to report on a product analysis, inventory, feasibility studies, or something else, report writing is a skill you will use again and again. Having a method to prepare these documents will help you be as efficient as possible with the task. This course will build on a solid base of writing skills to present information in formal, informal, and proposal styles.

Participants should complete Velsoft’s Business Writing That Works course before taking this workshop.

What students learn Prepare reports and ... [-]
United Kingdom Portsmouth
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Online
Churchill Square Training And Development

We all know what good writing is. It’s the novel we can’t put down, the poem we never forgot, and the speech that changes the way we look at the world. Good writing is th ... [+]

Course Summary

We all know what good writing is. It’s the novel we can’t put down, the poem we never forgot, and the speech that changes the way we look at the world. Good writing is the memo that gets action and the letter that says what a phone call can’t.

In business writing, the language is concrete, the point of view is clear, and the points are well expressed. Good writing is hard work, and even the best writers get discouraged. However, with practice, you can feel more confident about your own writing. This two-day workshop will give you the tools to become a better writer.

What students learn The value of good written communication. The proper format for memos, le... [-]
United Kingdom Portsmouth
Open Enrollment
Full-time
2 days
Online
Of Course Learning

If you want to write fiction, then short stories are a great place to start and a great source of income. This course, led by author Jane Bettany, will show you how to fi ... [+]

If you want to write fiction, then short stories are a great place to start and a great source of income.

This course, led by author Jane Bettany, will show you how to find ideas, put your stories together and how to submit them to an editor. We will cover essential elements of story writing such as plot and structure, dialogue, characterization, setting, tense, viewpoint and so much more!

There are downloadable writing exercises, a list of current short story markets, lecture handouts and short stories themselves.

Finally, we will cover editing – one of the most important parts of the writing process. This comes with tips on proofreading, preparing and submitting your manuscript.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online USA USA Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
Of Course Learning

This course is for ordinary people like me who don’t have a writing background, but who wanted to publish their ebook and make money on Amazon! Do you want to earn extra ... [+]

This course is for ordinary people like me who don’t have a writing background, but who wanted to publish their own ebook and make money on Amazon!

Do you want to earn extra passive income?

Do you want to be the best selling author on Amazon?

Do you want to make money doing what you love?

This course is full of easy to follow lessons that will get you book idea on to the best seller list extremely quickly.

My first two books were #1 in the Amazon Rankings for:

Business & Money Education & Teaching Small Business & Entrepreneurship Home-Based Businesses Schools & Teaching Distance & Online Learning If I can do it, then so can you... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online USA USA Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
Of Course Learning

If you could never understand the difference between a colon and a semicolon or between their and there and they’re, then this is the course for you! We’ll take a fresh l ... [+]

If you could never understand the difference between a colon and a semicolon or between their and there and they're, then this is the course for you!

We’ll take a fresh look at all the things you’ve forgotten or never understood at school so that you can write emails and messages with the confidence that you will be right (or should that write?!).

There’s nothing worse than being told you have spelling or grammar mistakes on your CV or in an important presentation or an email to a big client. Together, we’ll put all those worries to bed.

Highlights Punctuation – when to use a comma or a colon Apostrophes and other marks All things grammar from nouns to adverbs ... [-]
USA USA Online United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
University Of The Free State Business School Online

The aim of this short learning program is to equip participants with academic reading and writing skills, which is a minimum requirement for any academic short program ta ... [+]

Foundation Skills

The aim of this short learning program is to equip participants with academic reading and writing skills, which is a minimum requirement for any academic short program taken. It offers participants an opportunity to acquire the academic literacy skills needed in order to successfully pursue tertiary studies.

Schedule

The Foundation Skills program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 week. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.... [-]

South Africa Bloemfontein
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 week
Online
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning

Every profession requires communication skills. People with excellent communication skills get jobs and promotions. A minor in Technical Communication can help you learn ... [+]

Minor in Technical Communications

Every profession requires communication skills. People with excellent communication skills get jobs and promotions. A minor in Technical Communication can help you learn the skills you need to succeed, no matter where your professional life takes you.

Program Overview

Regardless of your major, a minor in Technical Communication can:

Teach you to sharpen all forms of written communication—and to give it the biggest possible impact on the world. Give you the tools to communicate with people from all walks of life and from across the world. Facilitate your ability to work in a team. Show you how to use technology to build understanding. Give you the opportunity to learn from world-class faculty. Application Process ... [-]
USA USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Online
The Internet Business School

Join us for a one-day intensive live training event and learn how to write, publish and market a No.1 Amazon Best Selling Book. ... [+]

How to Write & Publish an Amazon No. 1 Bestselling Book Ever wondered what it takes to become an Amazon No. 1 bestselling author? Join us for this intensive training course and learn what it takes to get your book to the No.1 spot on Amazon with an award-winning publisher, Richard McMunn.

Having the credibility and status of a No. 1 Amazon Bestselling Author can have a profound impact on your business. However, until now, knowing what it takes to get to the Amazon top spot was shrouded in mystery. For the first time, we are disclosing the insider tips and strategies for getting a book to the No.1 spot on Amazon for your chosen category.

During the course, you will learn everything you need to know in order to write, publish and market your book to the No.1 Amazon Bestsellers List in the fastest time possible … sometimes even before launch!!... [-]

United Kingdom Bethersden
July 2019
Full-time
1 day
Online
Escuela de Escritores

Since Stieg Larsson published the Millennium saga, the adepts to the genre have not stopped growing. Readers, publishers, booksellers: all in search of the same: the blac ... [+]

With Marcelo Luján

Workshop Description

Since Stieg Larsson published the Millennium saga, the adepts to the genre have not stopped growing. Readers, publishers, booksellers: all in search of the same: the black novel. But what is a black novel nowadays? What are the keys to writing dark stories? Is it possible to dispense with the police investigation in a text called "negro"?

We believe - and we have proof of this - that there is a new way of telling reality. We believe that the rise for "the black" does not directly refer to the classic histories of detective research. The Greek tragedy - Oedipus Rey, for example - is usually a narrative plagued by darkness, without the strict necessity of resorting to research. That is, evil occurs - evil exists - prior to the discovery of the killer. And it is this aspect that interests us, because it breaks with the traditional canons. Everything that has to do with evil, attracts us. As readers but also as writers.... [-]

Spain Spain Online
September 2019
Part-time
3 months
Online
Escuela de Escritores

This workshop is a runway for people wishing to improve their writing, either because their work requires it, for their studies (administrative, translators, university s ... [+]

Workshop Description

This workshop is a runway for people wishing to improve their writing, either because their work requires it, for their studies (administrative, translators, university students, opponents ...) or because they want to get started in literary creation. It provides the necessary grammatical and stylistic notions so that the student acquires a solid formal basis that allows him to confidently face the writing of any type of text.

In the course both native speakers and foreigners can participate from a level C1 in Spanish.

Functioning

The courses are taught in our virtual Campus and can be followed from anywhere and at any time. Each unit the teacher comments on all the texts in a written report, in which besides making a personalized comment to each student, makes a global commentary, focused on the theme of the unit and complemented by what was discussed in the group along unit. ... [-]

Spain Spain Online
September 2019
Part-time
3 months
Online
Escuela de Escritores

This workshop will provide us with the fundamental keys to understanding poetry and poetic writing. We will be based on the reading and analysis of poets of reference in ... [+]

Workshop Description

This workshop will provide us with the fundamental keys to understanding poetry and poetic writing. We will be based on the reading and analysis of poets of reference in the contemporary, at the same time, discovering our own voice, its rhythm, its structure, its way of being made and of being said.

In order to do this, it will be proposed during the course of practice on the poem from the first day: how to face the blank page, how to find the right mold for the expression of meaning, how to let the text rest and then rewrite it and finally we can perform that intense work of language that is the poem. The learning will be completed with the writing of your own texts so that during the process, and from an appropriate theoretical framework, you can find your own voice.... [-]

Spain Spain Online
October 2019
Part-time
9 months
Online
Escuela de Escritores

Our world moves to flashes and with small stories that form a whole, and the short story is no less. In this course of initiation we will learn techniques and tricks very ... [+]

Workshop Description

Our world moves to flashes and with small stories that form a whole, and the short story is no less. In this course of initiation we will learn techniques and tricks very useful to provide our brief stories of strength and depth. Count a lot with very little. Suggest. Impacting the reader and catching him. Through the writing and analysis of the texts (own and those of other authors) the student will discover their own style and preferences while evolving as a writer.

The subject of the Short Story course is written in collaboration with our teachers specialized in the genre of the tale, such as Angel Zapata, Javier Sagarna, Aixa de la Cruz, Paula Lapido, Ignacio Ferrando, Alfonso Fernandez Burgos Matías Candeira, Juan Carlos Márquez, Mariana Torres and Juan Gómez Bárcena, among others.... [-]

Spain Spain Online
October 2019
Part-time
9 months
Online
Escuela de Escritores

Writing is a trade that can be learned. If you want to write, you can, but first you must know the techniques of a trade as old as the man: the storyteller. Because a sto ... [+]

Rafa TurnesDescription of the workshop

Writing is a trade that can be learned. If you want to write, you can, but first you must know the techniques of a trade as old as the man: the storyteller. Because a story can take many forms: that of a story or a novel, yes, but also that of a conference, an advertisement or a biography.

The agenda of Creative Writing has been prepared by Enrique Páez, one of the pioneers of the teaching of creative writing in Spain. Enrique knows that the first step in writing a story is ... to start writing. Overcoming the fears associated with creation, freeing the imagination and knowing the techniques that allow you to express your talent (the characters, the construction of the scene, the visibility, the narrator, the time ...) are the objectives of this course. With your unbound writing and mastery of narrative techniques, the time will come to manipulate and transcend them.... [-]

Spain Spain Online
September 2019
Part-time
3 months
Online