Thinking Like a Writer

Michigan State University

Jul 1, 2013 to Aug 27, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free

Enrollment Closed

Full course description

This course revolves around the work of revising writing, learning, and engaging with language and community. In Act One, you will explore who you are as a learner as you write about yourself and your language use. In Act Two, you will consider who you are as a communicator as you critique texts, persuade audiences, and collaborate with others. We’ve designed this course to help you revise how you write and to help you collect a toolkit of effective reading, writing, and learning strategies. Each episode integrates academic and social contexts (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, ELI peer review application) to encourage a wide application of the skills you acquire during the course.

The skills you will practice in this course (like narration, summary, etc.) are fairly typical for writing classes at many U.S. universities; however our course focuses on you as a writer and thinker. Recognizing specific learning and communication practices and considering ways to employ them can make you more successful in future coursework—and in all communication.