This self-paced, 2-credit online Moodle course is designed to develop participants’ knowledge of writing improvement through an inquiry approach that involves reflective decision-making and critical thinking. We will study how revision differs from editing. Then we will explore specific strategies that start at the sentence level and transition to paragraph improvement. Knowing how to make improvements with paragraphs (internal text structure) lays the foundation to target external text structure (or the overall unity)—whether it is a personal narrative or critical essay.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the elements of effective written.
2. Compare and contrast editing and revision.
3. Describe and practice using strategies that foster improvement at the sentence, paragraph, and paper level.
4. Describe how beginnings and endings can be targeted for improvement.
5. Conduct effective revision in personal and professional (classroom) writing.
This course is intended for those who are interested in studying how teachers can impact their students’ written work with targeted revision.
Dates: This is a self-paced course. As such, course participants must be comfortable working independently and self-motivated to complete all work within the flexible time frame. Participants may register for the course now. No new registrations will be accepted after November 15, 2019. Participants must complete the course by December 15, 2019.
How to Enroll: Visit the registration website