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A course is an opportunity to enhance knowledge on a particular subject. The reasons people take courses vary just as much as the time it takes to complete them. Whatever the reason for enrolling in a course, students can benefit from the knowledge gained therein. What is a course in composition studies? Composition studies courses help students hone their writing skills to ensure that they are wr… Read more

A course is an opportunity to enhance knowledge on a particular subject. The reasons people take courses vary just as much as the time it takes to complete them. Whatever the reason for enrolling in a course, students can benefit from the knowledge gained therein.

What is a course in composition studies? Composition studies courses help students hone their writing skills to ensure that they are writing at a college level. The specific theme of the course can vary, but the main focus is improving the way participants write by examining the writing process itself. There are courses that focus on poetry, short stories, personal essays, nonfiction exposition or genres of fiction. In addition to intensive dissection of sample texts to discover skills to emulate, these courses often involve a certain amount of research.

The practice of writing can teach empathy and thus improve the student's ability to relate to others. In composition courses, scholars can also learn the critical analysis needed to communicate their thoughts effectively and inspire others. Finally, studying composition can fine-tune a writer's editing skills, improving his or her final work and the chances that a publisher may take notice.

The cost of a course can vary based on multiple factors. The length of the course can be one of the main determinants. The specific school and its location can also affect the overall price.

A composition studies course may lead to various careers where writing is an integral skill. Those who aspire to become professional writers often take courses to improve their technique, whether they are seeking positions as technical writers, copywriters, ghostwriters, novelists or poets. Studying composition can also improve the skills needed to become a researcher or grant writer. Teachers at every level, from elementary school to graduate school, also need the strong writing skills learned in composition courses.

Many schools offer online opportunities for learning. Online courses allow students to learn new skills with minimal disruption to their schedules. 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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Curtin College
Perth , Australia

The Postgraduate Preparation Programme (PPP) is a one trimester, non-award programme for students who have a tertiary qualification but who do not qualify for direct entry int ... +

The Postgraduate Preparation Programme (PPP) is a one trimester, non-award programme for students who have a tertiary qualification but who do not qualify for direct entry into a Master Degree at Curtin University. Completion of the PPP ensures students direct entry into the Curtin College Graduate Certificate programme. The PPP consist of 4 pre-postgraduate units that focus on academic communication, intercultural issues and introductory research skills in preparation for postgraduate studies. -
Courses
Full-time
3 months
English
Campus
 
FutureLearn
Milton Keynes , United Kingdom +1 More

Get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters, with this hands-on course.

Get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters, with this hands-on course. -
Courses
Part-time
8 weeks
English
Online
 
Elevate Health
Netherlands Online , Netherlands

This course teaches you how to optimally convey your research idea to funding agencies and reviewers, and to maximize your chances of success. The course will run for four wee ... +

This course teaches you how to optimally convey your research idea to funding agencies and reviewers, and to maximize your chances of success. The course will run for four weeks, and you will need to reserve 2-3 hours per week for it. -
Courses
Part-time
4 weeks
English
09 Nov 2020
02 Nov 2020
Online
 

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ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Paris , France

The Hautes Etudes Cinematic Scenario aims to train professionals capable of meeting the expectations of the program industries on all issues that affect the writing of content ... +

The Hautes Etudes Cinematic Scenario aims to train professionals capable of meeting the expectations of the program industries on all issues that affect the writing of content. During their two years of training, students learn to scénariser any type of work or audiovisual genre, whether it is film (fiction and documentary), television or media in their various formats and content specific. -
Courses
Full-time
French
Campus
 
IFCAM
Montrouge , France +1 More

At the end of this training, participants will be able to write a structured presentation; define the objectives and the target audience to build the common thread of their pr ... +

At the end of this training, participants will be able to write a structured presentation; define the objectives and the target audience to build the common thread of their presentation; to practice presenting with the techniques of the actor to manage and convince their audience. -
Courses
Full-time
2 days
French
Campus
 
The Internet Business School
Bethersden , United Kingdom

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.

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. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Online
 
Oxford Royale Academy
Oxford , United Kingdom +1 More

The ideal programme both for students who wish to write for a living and those who wish to expand their literary horizons in order to gain a head start ahead of going to unive ... +

The ideal programme both for students who wish to write for a living and those who wish to expand their literary horizons in order to gain a head start ahead of going to university. -
Courses
Full-time
10 weeks
English
Campus
 
The Proofreading Academy
New York , USA

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 proofreading ... +

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 proofreading or create better documents in your current role, we can help. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
30 hours
English
Online
 
Escuela de Escritores
Spain Online , Spain

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 ca ... +

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. -
Courses
Part-time
3 months
Spanish
Online
 
FutureLearn
Sheffield , United Kingdom +1 More

Get an introduction to technical report writing. Find out how to communicate your ideas through well-written engineering reports.

Get an introduction to technical report writing. Find out how to communicate your ideas through well-written engineering reports. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
FutureLearn
Leeds , United Kingdom +1 More

Discover what makes online content success and learn how to create engaging content that's in line with your business goals.

Discover what makes online content success and learn how to create engaging content that's in line with your business goals. -
Courses
Part-time
2 weeks
English
Online
 
FutureLearn
Sheffield , United Kingdom +1 More

This free three-week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.

This free three-week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course. -
Courses
Part-time
3 weeks
English
Online
 
FutureLearn
Warwick , United Kingdom +1 More

Discover what poetry can tell us about human emotion and learn key ideas and techniques for understanding and interpreting verse.

Discover what poetry can tell us about human emotion and learn key ideas and techniques for understanding and interpreting verse. -
Courses
Part-time
4 weeks
English
Online
 
FutureLearn
Leeds , United Kingdom +1 More

Discover how to present information at work clearly and concisely, and learn techniques to improve your presentation skills.

Discover how to present information at work clearly and concisely, and learn techniques to improve your presentation skills. -
Courses
Part-time
2 weeks
English
Online
 
IFCAM
Montrouge , France +1 More

At the end of this training, participants will be able to make their writing short, clear and impactful; present their ideas in ways that inspire the reader to action; to adap ... +

At the end of this training, participants will be able to make their writing short, clear and impactful; present their ideas in ways that inspire the reader to action; to adapt their style and vocabulary to the recipients. -
Courses
Full-time
2 days
French
Campus
 

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