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With a solid plan and time for revision, most writing tasks can be completed with ease.
This course is for those interested in improving their professional writing. Learn how to improve your writing’s organization, logic, and style so that whatever kind of writing your work requires, you can get your point across eloquently and quickly.
This course will delve into the mechanics of the writing process: identifying an audience, choosing the best structure, and revising early drafts of your work. You will build confidence as you practice planning documents, using organizational strategies such headings and subheadings, and finding misused words and proofreading errors.
- Apply organization and logic to your writing
- Get your point across clearly
- Write appropriately for your audience
- Edit and revise your own work
- Write with increased confidence
M.J., UC Berkeley Extension Honored Instructor
UC Berkeley Extension
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