The course made me take time and think about my writingBlair M., Meteorologist Environment Canada Scientific Writing +View More
The course content and short videos helped improve my writing. It would have been nice to be able to control the speed of the video as well as stop and rewind functions. Including visual examples of tables and charts would have helped.Lee Fancher, Owner Pediatric Therapeutics, Inc Scientific Writing +View More
Thank you for the course. I have really enjoyed it and learned a lot, especially from taking my time to work through the exercises. I look forward to gain more experience and try out the methods and lessons as I get more involved in writing reports at work.Frank Poulsen, Quantitative Ecologist ESSA Technologies Scientific Writing +View More
It was really nice to work with you over the past two months. Your audience-oriented approach is very useful, as past writing classes I attended always focused on grammar and format, etc.Scientist Bayer Scientific Writing +View More
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These interactive modules include
- A voiced lecture
- Knowledge checks
- Supplement that includes additional discussion of the module's points
- Writing aid that serves as a checklist for various writing tasks
- Writing option
- Written feedback on writing option
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to
- Discuss what sentence fragments are and how to avoid them
- Avoid writing run-on sentences
- Create possessives and plurals
- Use commas, colons, and semicolons effectively