Course in Composition Studies

Top Courses in Composition Studies

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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Copywriting

Miami Ad School - Rio de Janeiro
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Brazil Rio de Janeiro

In the course of Copywriting and create, you'll learn how to write. Ie the Miami Ad School / ESPM Rio you will write and, above all, learn. Only here you find challenging, real life and a lot of refação. [+]

Copywriting

Get inspired.

In the course of Copywriting and create, you'll learn how to write.

Learning to write is a carpentry exercise. Here we need to tailor every detail, until you get something brilliant.

Learning to write is a detachment of exercise. Here you need to know to throw away, to achieve something unique.

Learning to write is a repeat exercise. Here we need to do more, to get the final result.

Ie the Miami Ad School / ESPM Rio you will write and, above all, learn. Only here you find challenging, real life and a lot of refação.

It is the challenge to think creatively translated into words.

And if, after all this writing, find the inspiration is gone, just look around you, for your last lesson, you will learn that when it comes to Rio de Janeiro, will not lack inspiration.... [-]


Writing for the Web

Churchill Square Training And Development
Online Full time 1 day Open Enrollment United Kingdom Portsmouth

The Internet is full of fascinating places to find information, check out your favorite companies and stores, look for deals, read the news, and much more. [+]

Course Summary

The Internet is full of fascinating places to find information, check out your favorite companies and stores, look for deals, read the news, and much more. However, people don’t read information on the web in the same way that they read a printed newspaper, magazine, or a book. As writers, we have to be very aware of how people approach a web page so that we can create interesting and engaging content. This one-day course is for people who write for readers on the web.

What students learn Apply engaging techniques that draw readers to web pages Enhance their writing with other forms of media Make their writing accessible to a variety of readers What's included Getting to know the web Deciding what’s fit to print Adding audio and video to your content Getting your content noticed [-]

Writing Reports and Proposals

Churchill Square Training And Development
Online Full time Open Enrollment United Kingdom Portsmouth

It is essential to understand how to write reports and proposals that get read. We write reports in a range of formats and a variety of purposes. Whether you need to report on a product analysis, inventory, feasibility studies, or something else, report writing is a skill you will use again and again. [+]

Course Summary

It is essential to understand how to write reports and proposals that get read. We write reports in a range of formats and a variety of purposes. Whether you need to report on a product analysis, inventory, feasibility studies, or something else, report writing is a skill you will use again and again. Having a method to prepare these documents will help you be as efficient as possible with the task. This course will build on a solid base of writing skills to present information in formal, informal, and proposal styles.

Participants should complete Velsoft’s Business Writing That Works course before taking this workshop.

What students learn Prepare reports and proposals that inform, persuade, and provide information. What's included The stages of report writing (investigating, planning, writing, and revising) Persuasion, designing a message, and tough questions Giving credit [-]

Business Writing that Works

Churchill Square Training And Development
Online Full time 2 days Open Enrollment United Kingdom Portsmouth

We all know what good writing is. It’s the novel we can’t put down, the poem we never forgot, and the speech that changes the way we look at the world. Good writing is the memo that gets action and the letter that says what a phone call can’t. [+]

Course Summary

We all know what good writing is. It’s the novel we can’t put down, the poem we never forgot, and the speech that changes the way we look at the world. Good writing is the memo that gets action and the letter that says what a phone call can’t.

In business writing, the language is concrete, the point of view is clear, and the points are well expressed. Good writing is hard work, and even the best writers get discouraged. However, with practice, you can feel more confident about your own writing. This two-day workshop will give you the tools to become a better writer.

What students learn The value of good written communication. The proper format for memos, letters, and e-mails. What's included The four C’s: clear, concise, complete, and correct Sentences and sentence types Readability index Manners and courtesy Practical and inclusive language Sentence construction and punctuation Writing business letters, memos, and e-mails Spelling and proofreading Reviewing your writing [-]

Creative Writing | One-Day Masterclass

Imperial Education for Excellence
Campus Full time 1 day August 2019 United Kingdom London

Our 1-day masterclass in creative writing will help you gain the tools you need to craft and pitch your novel. Our masterclass, led by author Carlie Sorosiak, will teach you how to build compelling characters and interesting worlds, as well as pitch those ideas to literary agents and build an online platform. [+]

Masterclass description

Our 1-day masterclass in creative writing will help you gain the tools you need to craft and pitch your novel.

Our masterclass, led by author Carlie Sorosiak, will teach you how to build compelling characters and interesting worlds, as well as pitch those ideas to literary agents and build an online platform.

Skills and techniques to craft the story you’ve always wanted to tell Advice on what literary agents are dying to see, and how to snag their attention Techniques for building an author platform that’ll get you noticed in a crowded marketplace All of your burning publishing questions answered Schedule for the day: 9.45 am – 10.15 am: Arrivals, tea, coffee and biscuits 10.45 am – 11.30 am: Presentation - The Art of Characterisation and World-Building 11.30 am – 11.45 am: Informal Discussion over Tea and Coffee 11.45 am – 1.00 pm: Presentation - How to Get a Literary Agent and Break into the Market 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm: Lunch 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm: Presentation - Building an Author Presence Online 3.00pm – 3.15pm: Informal Discussion over Tea and Coffee 3.15pm – 4.00pm: Interactive writing task 4.15 – 4.30: Q&A session 4.30 pm: Wrap up and end Price: ... [-]

Creative Writing and Literature Gap Year programme

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 10 - 10 weeks September 2019 United Kingdom Yarnton Oxford + 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 university. [+]

Even if your interest in creative writing and literature is that of a hobbyist rather than an academic, the skills you can expect to gain from this course will be highly transferable to other areas, particularly within the humanities. The emphasis of the course is not only on developing a deeper understanding of your chosen subject area, but also in training broader skills in research, communication, analysis and independent study.

The Extended Project

As with all of the Oxford Gap Year programmes, the Creative Writing and Literature course focuses on the production of an extended piece of writing that the student must research and produce independently under the guidance of our tutors. Students on the Creative Writing and Literature Gap Year programme have the choice to write an academic thesis, such as an evaluation of a particular text or texts, or to focus on producing an extended piece of creative writing, which might be a series of poems, a novella, a collection of short stories or something else along similar lines.... [-]


Course in How To Write Short Stories with Jane Bettany

Of Course Learning
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online USA USA Online + 1 more

If you want to write fiction, then short stories are a great place to start and a great source of income. This course, led by author Jane Bettany, will show you how to find ideas, put your stories together and how to submit them to an editor. We will cover essential elements of story writing such as plot and structure, dialogue, characterization, setting, tense, viewpoint and so much more! [+]

If you want to write fiction, then short stories are a great place to start and a great source of income.

This course, led by author Jane Bettany, will show you how to find ideas, put your stories together and how to submit them to an editor. We will cover essential elements of story writing such as plot and structure, dialogue, characterization, setting, tense, viewpoint and so much more!

There are downloadable writing exercises, a list of current short story markets, lecture handouts and short stories themselves.

Finally, we will cover editing – one of the most important parts of the writing process. This comes with tips on proofreading, preparing and submitting your manuscript.... [-]


Course: How to Write and Publish an Amazon Bestseller!

Of Course Learning
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online USA USA Online + 1 more

This course is for ordinary people like me who don’t have a writing background, but who wanted to publish their ebook and make money on Amazon! Do you want to earn extra passive income? Do you want to be the best selling author on Amazon? Do you want to make money doing what you love?... [+]

This course is for ordinary people like me who don’t have a writing background, but who wanted to publish their own ebook and make money on Amazon!

Do you want to earn extra passive income?

Do you want to be the best selling author on Amazon?

Do you want to make money doing what you love?

This course is full of easy to follow lessons that will get you book idea on to the best seller list extremely quickly.

My first two books were #1 in the Amazon Rankings for:

Business & Money Education & Teaching Small Business & Entrepreneurship Home-Based Businesses Schools & Teaching Distance & Online Learning If I can do it, then so can you! Highlights Learn how to write a book Choose the perfect title and cover Outsource the writing of your book! Upload to Amazon and choose categories Promote your book Make money! [-]

Course: Improve Your English - Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

Of Course Learning
Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

If you could never understand the difference between a colon and a semicolon or between their and there and they’re, then this is the course for you! We’ll take a fresh look at all the things you’ve forgotten or never understood at school so that you can write emails and messages with the confidence that you will be right (or should that write?!)... [+]

If you could never understand the difference between a colon and a semicolon or between their and there and they're, then this is the course for you!

We’ll take a fresh look at all the things you’ve forgotten or never understood at school so that you can write emails and messages with the confidence that you will be right (or should that write?!).

There’s nothing worse than being told you have spelling or grammar mistakes on your CV or in an important presentation or an email to a big client. Together, we’ll put all those worries to bed.

Highlights Punctuation – when to use a comma or a colon Apostrophes and other marks All things grammar from nouns to adverbs Spelling and plurals Sentences and paragraphs Writing styles Who is this course for? People who feel their writing is holding them back Talented professionals who want to write with confidence People who want to recap Non native English speakers who need some help [-]

Course - Russian poetry of the Silver Age

Russian State University For The Humanities
Campus Full time September 2019 Russia Moscow

The course includes 16 classes: 4 lectures and 12 seminars. It aims to familiarize the students with the general trends in the Silver Age poetry, including Symbolism, Acmeism, Futurism, etc. Lectures serve as general introduction to the brief history of Russia and culture [+]

Course - Russian poetry of the Silver Age

Language: English

Time of courses: Available starting academic year 2013-2014

Any semester if a group assembles

The course includes 16 classes: 4 lectures and 12 seminars. It aims to familiarize the students with the general trends in the Silver Age poetry, including Symbolism, Acmeism, Futurism, etc. Lectures serve as general introduction to the brief history of Russia and culture, and to the general principles of analyzing poetry, including formal analysis. The syllabus includes, among other, poems by V. Bruisov, A. Blok, A. Akhmatova, O. Mandelshtam, N. Gumilev, V. Mayakovsky, V, Khlebnikov, M. Tsvetaeva. After one or two sample poem analyses presented by the lecturer, the students present their own readings of the poems they select from the reading list. The course involves an active use of various visual aids, and students are encouraged to draw upon non-visual arts such as music. The course requirements include class presentations, participation in class discussion, and two papers: a mid-term paper of 10-15 pages, and a final paper of 20-25 pages.... [-]


Course in Technology - Writing for Impact: Producing Effective and Attractive Documents

CEPT | Summer Winter School
Campus Full time 6 days December 2018 India Ahmedabad

This course is for you if – you keep postponing the task of writing until you can postpone it no longer – you can draw but find writing a difficult task – you want to be a competent writer but think that good writers are born and not made. In the short term, the course will focus on good practices that participants can follow right away to make their writing more effective; in the long term, the course will show how the participants can learn to be better writers. [+]

This course is for you if – you keep postponing the task of writing until you can postpone it no longer – you can draw but find writing a difficult task – you want to be a competent writer but think that good writers are born and not made. In the short term, the course will focus on good practices that participants can follow right away to make their writing more effective; in the long term, the course will show how the participants can learn to be better writers.

The course will benefit you by making you a more confident writer, by showing you how to convert your knowledge into information for your readers and by familiarizing you with international best practices in technical communication.... [-]


Online Course: Foundation Skills

University Of The Free State Business School Online
Online Full time 1 week Open Enrollment South Africa Bloemfontein

The aim of this short learning program is to equip participants with academic reading and writing skills, which is a minimum requirement for any academic short program taken. It offers participants an opportunity to acquire the academic literacy skills needed in order to successfully pursue tertiary studies. [+]

Foundation Skills

The aim of this short learning program is to equip participants with academic reading and writing skills, which is a minimum requirement for any academic short program taken. It offers participants an opportunity to acquire the academic literacy skills needed in order to successfully pursue tertiary studies.

Schedule

The Foundation Skills program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 week. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.... [-]


Course in Transmedia Storytelling

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Learn how to tell compelling stories across multiple platforms, like books, films, games, and TV, with this free online course. [+]

Stories are increasingly told across a variety of formats - books, comics, events, films, games and TV programmes. This is known as transmedia storytelling or multiplatform storytelling.

This course will help you tell compelling stories across multiple platforms.

We’ll look at examples such as The Avengers, The Matrix, and Transformers - and put theory into practice, by retelling the popular fable, The Three Little Pigs, in a multiplatform format.

You’ll learn with Daniel H Byun - the film director also known as 변혁.

What topics will you cover?

Over four weeks, we’ll ask:

What is transmedia storytelling? And how does it differ from related ideas like media convergence and one source multi-use (OSMU)? How do the key elements of character, plot, and setting create a memorable story? What can we learn from folklore and traditional narratives? And how is storytelling in the digital age different from previous forms? ... [-]

Course in Discovering Science: Science Writing

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Without science writing, science could not really exist. By recording experiments and publishing the results of studies and discoveries, scientists can share their important work, and find an engaged audience. [+]

Why join the course?

Without science writing, science could not really exist. By recording experiments and publishing the results of studies and discoveries, scientists can share their important work, and find an engaged audience. Science writing takes many forms: from press releases to video scripts. You’ll learn about different types of science writing, and look at the factors which you need to consider to write a story. You’ll discover how to gather accurate information and relevant opinions as well as tips on how to conduct a successful interview.

What topics will you cover? Examine the different forms science writing can take, and the sources for finding out about science. Examine the factors to consider when preparing to write your own science story, such as the angle, who your audience is, and why they will be interested in a story. Understand how to structure a narrative. Examine the different components you need to write for news articles, press releases, and blogs, such as the headline for a news article. Understand the importance of balance in a news story and how to achieve it. Explore how to use video stories to communicate scientific information to different audiences. Explore interviewing techniques to use before and during a broadcast. Write a news article, blog post or video script; and review and comment on the work of other learners. What will you achieve? Explain what science writing is and identify different types. Identify how to source examples of science writing and evaluate them. Evaluate how... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1 year January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing is part of an articulated program designed to meet a range of needs for people who want to start a career in writing and for experienced writers wanting to further develop their theoretical knowledge and skills. [+]

This course is for people who want to commence their writing career or experienced writers looking to hone their skills.

Students develop: both general and specific skills in writing across a range of genres, studying one genre in depth or exploring the potential of a range of genres and media an ability to develop and critically revise their own work an understanding of the relationships of writing practice and publication across a range of contemporary cultural forms a critical knowledge of cultural and aesthetic debates, and an ability to think creatively and critically about, and contribute to, developments in cultural industries.

Career options include advertising, computing, freelance writing and editing, journalism, media research, publishing, scriptwriting, and editing in community organisations or government departments.... [-]