Dernière mise à jour : 07 Aug 2016

Professional writing


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  • Modules’ titles and Contents:

Unit 1: Know Your Audience and Purpose

Unit 2: The Art of Persuasion

Unit 3: Polishing Your Writing

  • Name of the teache Mary Morley Cohen, PhD

  • Would you suggest following the entire MOOC or just some modules? entire

Learning outcomes

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„This course is designed to provide adult learners with the basic skills they need to write effective documents in the workplace.“

  • define professional writing, and identify the major genres of professional writing;
  • conduct basic audience research to determine for whom he or she is writing and why;
  • determine the main point of your document, and summarize your main point in one sentence;
  • use concrete characters rather than abstract nouns;
  • identify and explain how to avoid the most common ethical problems in professional writing;
  • reinforce the main point in the most strategic locations throughout the document;
  • adapt and revise messaging for different contexts and audiences;
  • identify common problems that prevent writing from being easily understood by a variety of audiences; and
  • use multiple editorial strategies for revising and improving documents.

Full Syllabus online:

  • List of Soft skills developed: Communication
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Teaching-Learning methodology

xMOOC (videos, further readings, assessments, quizzes, transcripts, forum)


Is there a final certification? free certificates of completion (no credit)Learning outcomes:By exam at any time2 hours to complete the testTypically 50 questions (multiple choice) per examPassing score is 70%Unlimited attemptsWhen: at the end of a course

  • Soft skills Communication
  • Language English
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  • Duration Self paced
  • Level of commitment required The "average" student will take 3.5 hours to complete this course.
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  • Providing institution Saylor Academy
  • Mooc Platform http://www.saylor.orgSaylor Academy ( )
  • Target group College students, open for all persons
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  • Keywords Usa, Communication, Writing