Tools for Academic Writing Success

Strategies for different stages of the academic writing process

Your Instructor


Michelle Parrinello-Cason
Michelle Parrinello-Cason

Michelle has a Ph.D. in English and more than a decade of experience teaching writing, language arts, literature, and critical thinking classes. She believes the humanities help us understand the world and make sense of the knowledge we gain from every field and that through strong humanities education, we can build the skills we need for understanding the past and creating the future.


Course Curriculum


  Welcome!
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  Lesson 1: Making the Writing Process Manageable
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  Lesson 2: No More Writer's Block! (Brainstorming Strategies that Work)
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  Lesson 3: Show, Don't Tell (Using Details)
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  Lesson 4: Get Organized (Outlines and Reverse Outlines)
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  Lesson 5: Summary, Paraphrase, and Direct Citation (Using Outside Sources)
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  Lesson 6: Cite It! (MLA In-Text Citations and Works Cited Pages)
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  Lesson 7: Writing Great Introductions and Conclusions
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  Lesson 8: It's All a Matter of Style (Finding Your Unique Writing Voice)
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  Lesson 9: Proofreading Strategies
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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