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Wrangling for Readable Writing

Course #: EDUC_717P

Semester Credits: 3

Cost: $345.00


Good writing conveys ideas from the brain of one person to the brain of another person efficiently, accurately, and often pleasurably. Good writing is hard work, much like roping a steer. The aim of this course is to improve your writing, using author Steven Pinker as your gleeful guide. Pinker presents examples of good and bad writing, problems that stem from knowing too much about your subject, data on how readers assimilate information, ways to think about conveying your topic, and admonitions for preferred practices. Always lucid and occasionally naughty, Pinker shows how words and usage evolve and how old rules fall; he shows how a panel of experts actually votes on what is acceptable to include in a dictionary. Even if your writing is already excellent you will find this course leads to improvement.

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* Easy, self-paced platform
* Freedom to work on your course where Internet is available
* Requires only basic computer skills
* No papers or handouts to accidentally lose
* Receive books and/or DVDs in the mail
* Quicker turn around time for grades
* Online Chat available
* Ability to print coursework for your records at anytime

 

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