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[Word Wise] What to Look for In a Writing Course
September 25, 2014

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Copywriting Basics and Writing Techniques to Help You Write Better

Volume 10, Number 7 ... ISSN: 1933-9690

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FEATURE: What to Look For In a Writing Course

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A writing course helps you learn a new writing skill or develop the ability to write in a new genre. But these days, there are almost too many choices: copywriting courses, online writing courses, live classes … how can you know where to start or which one to choose? Ask yourself these 4 questions to narrow down your choices.

  1. What are you trying to learn? Writing courses fall into two categories – courses that teach writing mechanics (such as writing an effective lead or effective storytelling techniques) and courses that teach you how to construct a particular kind of project (such as writing a web page, writing a resume, or writing a novel in 30 days.)
  2. What is the course content? Look at the description of the course in question and compare it what you know you need to learn about with the course description. If they match up, then you may want to consider taking the course.
  3. What is the venue? Live or online? There are advantages of each.
  4. What is the lesson format? Check carefully to see if a course is in a passive format (a simple transference of information) or an interactive format (a practical approach with exercises and even instructor feedback.)

Bottom line: get more details about what to consider in a writing course, its content, venue, and format so you can make the best choice for your situation.

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Writing Tip: A List of Different Kinds of Writing Courses

"Writing courses” is a broad term.

If you have no idea what to look for, start here:

Basic copywriting, screenwriting, play writing, creative writing methods, journaling, writing a press release, writing for the web, writing for social media, writing well, writing a resume, writing a sales letter, writing for beginners, writing a book proposal, writing an e-book, writing a CV, medical writing, technical writing, legal writing, writing poetry, writing reviews, writing for catalogs, writing a business plan, writing a web site home page, writing direct response copy, writing a fundraising letter, writing devotionals, writing lesson plans, writing an outline, writing cover letters …

Get more ideas about choosing a writing course here.

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Words matter ... use them wisely!

Kathy with Nonprofit Copywriter
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