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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DHEC scenario / production

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time September 2018 France Paris

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. [+]

OBJECTIVES 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.

At the end of their studies, students are finalizing a 90-minute fiction scenario. This work is the subject of an educational follow throughout the year and gives rise to a defense.

In this work adds a dissertation on a topic related to the training received.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Enable students who wish to make writing the main focus of their work, whether fictional scenarios in live-action or animation, documentary or cartoon scenarios, gain the necessary competence to practice the profession of writer. Allow students who intend to filmmaking master the art of storytelling and the mechanisms of playwriting while having the skills to deal with the staging, the direction of actor and filmmaking in its technical components whether the cutting of the film shooting, editing or mixing in post-production. The skills acquired during the training allow students to apply for positions in the following areas: Generalist and thematic channels of television (reader, literary direction) Sofica. finance companies (player) Production Companies ... [-]

Course in black genre

Escuela de Escritores
Online Part time 3 months September 2018 Spain Spain Online

Since Stieg Larsson published the Millennium saga, the adepts to the genre have not stopped growing. Readers, publishers, booksellers: all in search of the same: the black novel. But what is a black novel nowadays? What are the keys to writing dark stories? Is it possible to dispense with the police investigation in a text called "negro"? [+]

With Marcelo Luján

Workshop Description

Since Stieg Larsson published the Millennium saga, the adepts to the genre have not stopped growing. Readers, publishers, booksellers: all in search of the same: the black novel. But what is a black novel nowadays? What are the keys to writing dark stories? Is it possible to dispense with the police investigation in a text called "negro"?

We believe - and we have proof of this - that there is a new way of telling reality. We believe that the rise for "the black" does not directly refer to the classic histories of detective research. The Greek tragedy - Oedipus Rey, for example - is usually a narrative plagued by darkness, without the strict necessity of resorting to research. That is, evil occurs - evil exists - prior to the discovery of the killer. And it is this aspect that interests us, because it breaks with the traditional canons. Everything that has to do with evil, attracts us. As readers but also as writers.... [-]


Poetry course

Escuela de Escritores
Online Part time 9 months October 2018 Spain Spain Online

This workshop will provide us with the fundamental keys to understanding poetry and poetic writing. We will be based on the reading and analysis of poets of reference in the contemporary, at the same time, discovering our own voice, its rhythm, its structure, its way of being made and of being said. [+]

Workshop Description

This workshop will provide us with the fundamental keys to understanding poetry and poetic writing. We will be based on the reading and analysis of poets of reference in the contemporary, at the same time, discovering our own voice, its rhythm, its structure, its way of being made and of being said.

In order to do this, it will be proposed during the course of practice on the poem from the first day: how to face the blank page, how to find the right mold for the expression of meaning, how to let the text rest and then rewrite it and finally we can perform that intense work of language that is the poem. The learning will be completed with the writing of your own texts so that during the process, and from an appropriate theoretical framework, you can find your own voice.... [-]


Short story course

Escuela de Escritores
Online Part time 9 months October 2018 Spain Spain Online

Our world moves to flashes and with small stories that form a whole, and the short story is no less. In this course of initiation we will learn techniques and tricks very useful to provide our brief stories of strength and depth. Count a lot with very little. Suggest. Impacting the reader and catching him. Through the writing and analysis of the texts (own and those of other authors) the student will discover their own style and preferences while evolving as a writer. [+]

Workshop Description

Our world moves to flashes and with small stories that form a whole, and the short story is no less. In this course of initiation we will learn techniques and tricks very useful to provide our brief stories of strength and depth. Count a lot with very little. Suggest. Impacting the reader and catching him. Through the writing and analysis of the texts (own and those of other authors) the student will discover their own style and preferences while evolving as a writer.

The subject of the Short Story course is written in collaboration with our teachers specialized in the genre of the tale, such as Angel Zapata, Javier Sagarna, Aixa de la Cruz, Paula Lapido, Ignacio Ferrando, Alfonso Fernandez Burgos Matías Candeira, Juan Carlos Márquez, Mariana Torres and Juan Gómez Bárcena, among others.... [-]


Effective writing course

Escuela de Escritores
Online Part time 3 months September 2018 Spain Spain Online

This workshop is a runway for people wishing to improve their writing, either because their work requires it, for their studies (administrative, translators, university students, opponents ...) or because they want to get started in literary creation. [+]

Workshop Description

This workshop is a runway for people wishing to improve their writing, either because their work requires it, for their studies (administrative, translators, university students, opponents ...) or because they want to get started in literary creation. It provides the necessary grammatical and stylistic notions so that the student acquires a solid formal basis that allows him to confidently face the writing of any type of text.

In the course both native speakers and foreigners can participate from a level C1 in Spanish.

Functioning

The courses are taught in our virtual Campus and can be followed from anywhere and at any time. Each unit the teacher comments on all the texts in a written report, in which besides making a personalized comment to each student, makes a global commentary, focused on the theme of the unit and complemented by what was discussed in the group along unit. ... [-]


Course novel itinerary

Escuela de Escritores
Online Campus Part time 3 years October 2018 Spain Spain Online Madrid + 2 more

The Novel Itinerary is a teaching program designed specifically for the training of novelists. Throughout this program students will learn the method proposed by School of Writers to conceive, structure and write a novel from the initial idea until its last correction. [+]

How to Write a Novel

The Novel Itinerary is a teaching program designed specifically for the training of novelists. Throughout this program students will learn the method proposed by School of Writers to conceive, structure and write a novel from the initial idea until its last correction.

This program was born from the collaboration and the teaching exchange with our sister school, Escola d'Escriptura de l'Ateneu Barcelonès, and was developed by the faculty of Writers' School, bringing together the knowledge of teachers specializing in narrative techniques such as Javier Sagarna, Magdalena Tirado, Alfonso Fernández Burgos or Magdalena Shot with the experience of novelists like Rubén Abella, José Ovejero, Lara Moreno, Ignacio Ferrando or María José Codes.... [-]


Creative Writing Course

Escuela de Escritores
Online Part time 3 months September 2018 Spain Spain Online

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. [+]

Rafa TurnesDescription of the workshop

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.

The agenda of Creative Writing has been prepared by Enrique Páez, one of the pioneers of the teaching of creative writing in Spain. Enrique knows that the first step in writing a story is ... to start writing. Overcoming the fears associated with creation, freeing the imagination and knowing the techniques that allow you to express your talent (the characters, the construction of the scene, the visibility, the narrator, the time ...) are the objectives of this course. With your unbound writing and mastery of narrative techniques, the time will come to manipulate and transcend them.... [-]


Amazon No.1 Best Selling Author System Course

The Internet Business School
Online Full time 1 day July 2019 United Kingdom Bethersden

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. [+]

How to Write & Publish an Amazon No. 1 Bestselling Book Ever wondered what it takes to become an Amazon No. 1 bestselling author? Join us for this intensive training course and learn what it takes to get your book to the No.1 spot on Amazon with an award-winning publisher, Richard McMunn.

Having the credibility and status of a No. 1 Amazon Bestselling Author can have a profound impact on your business. However, until now, knowing what it takes to get to the Amazon top spot was shrouded in mystery. For the first time, we are disclosing the insider tips and strategies for getting a book to the No.1 spot on Amazon for your chosen category.

During the course, you will learn everything you need to know in order to write, publish and market your book to the No.1 Amazon Bestsellers List in the fastest time possible … sometimes even before launch!!... [-]


Business Writing Skills

Convertas
Campus 5 days September 2018 United Arab Emirates Dubai United Kingdom London Turkey Istanbul Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 5 more

This course provides an introduction to business writing skills as they relate to the drafting of emails, memos and business letters. During this course, we will describe and apply structuring and business writing techniques designed to cater for the modern business environment. Above all, we will emphasize the use of simple, clear and positive language in addressing day to day business affairs. This course uses a variety of learning tools, including writing activities, storyboarding, controlled experiments and videos. [+]

About

This course provides an introduction to business writing skills as they relate to the drafting of emails, memos and business letters. During this course, we will describe and apply structuring and business writing techniques designed to cater for the modern business environment. Above all, we will emphasize the use of simple, clear and positive language in addressing day to day business affairs. This course uses a variety of learning tools, including writing activities, storyboarding, controlled experiments and videos.

Program outcomes Apply the fundamental pillars of business writing for achieving better results. Practice basic techniques for writing effective emails, letters, and memos. Demonstrate professionalism by writing in a clear, specific and positive manner. Deliver solid conclusions through organized structure and flow. Use practical and modern methods for powerful business writing. ... [-]

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.... [-]


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 [-]

English Course: Business Writing

ILSC Education Group
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Canada Vancouver Montreal Toronto Australia Brisbane Sydney Melbourne India New Delhi USA San Francisco + 9 more

Gain skills in written English communications, business proposals and writing for the web. Develop your expertise in writing resumés, cover letters, and reports. [+]

BUSINESS WRITING

Gain skills in written English communications, business proposals and writing for the web. Develop your expertise in writing resumés, cover letters, and reports.

LOCATIONS

Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi

LANGUAGE LEVELS

B1, B2, B3, B4, I1, I2, I3, I4, A1, A2

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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 [-]

Copywriting

Miami Ad School - Rio de Janeiro
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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.... [-]