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Programa de cursos integrados
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Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Prazos flexíveis

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Horas para completar

Aprox. 13 horas para completar

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
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Inglês

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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1
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3 horas para concluir

Meaning, Sense, and Clarity

Here in the first module we focus on putting pressure on your words so that they mean what you intend. We balance abstraction with the need to make good sense. And we discuss the first and last stylistic difficulty of any prose writer, being clear. ...
Reading
9 vídeos (total de (Total 56 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video9 videos
Introduction to Meaning, Sense, and Clarity7min
The Pyramid of Language7min
Scatteration3min
Shop Talk with Amity Gaige14min
Excellent Word Choice at Work, pt. 14min
Excellent Word Choice at Work, pt. 22min
Assignment Overview5min
Feedback Expectations for the Specialization2min
Reading2 leituras
A Note on Assignments10min
Promo Codes10min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

Writing with Nouns and Verbs

In the second module we look at the various parts of speech and how two of them—nouns and verbs—are the building blocks of good style and good narratives. By relying on nouns, we make the people, places, and things of the narrative world vivid. By relying on verbs we keep the story alive and in motion....
Reading
6 vídeos (total de (Total 32 mín.) min), 1 teste
Video6 videos
Nouns and Verbs at Work, pt. 12min
Nouns and Verbs at Work, pt 2.4min
Close Reading of "Lord of Misrule"4min
A Conversation with Jaimy Gordon, Author of "Lord of Misrule"10min
Assignment Overview3min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

Economy

In the third module, having practiced putting words in, we learn to take them out. And why: for humor, for clarity, for cleanliness, and for that fleet quality of wit that makes a style irresistible. ...
Reading
5 vídeos (total de (Total 44 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video5 videos
Surgery10min
Shop Talk with Brando Skyhorse10min
Visiting Writer: Sophie McManus13min
Assignment Overview3min
Reading1 leituras
Sophie McManus's Informal List of Words and Phrases to Cut10min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

"No Ideas But in Things"

In the the final module of the course, we learn to balance the drive to get at ideas and feelings, with the need the story always has for concreteness, realness. We learn to express ideas in the form of physical things in a narrative world, to produce a style that speaks as much to the world of the senses as to the world of the mind....
Reading
6 vídeos (total de (Total 43 mín.) min), 1 teste
Video6 videos
Respecting the Reader's Mind6min
Shop Talk with Amy Bloom12min
The Reader-Writer Arc8min
Close Reading of "Song of Solomon"5min
Assignment Overview3min
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Melhores avaliações

por MSApr 19th 2016

Great class for the content I needed. I audited this class and benefited from the theory discussion and practical exercises. The class guided me to improve my writing style which was my ultimate goal.

por LRDec 18th 2018

Lessons were well done, good mix of teaching and illuminating discussion between accomplished writers. Exercises are creative and well thought out. Feedback from classmates is generally helpful.

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Salvatore Scibona

Frank B. Weeks Visiting Professor of English

Sobre Wesleyan University

At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit. ...

Sobre o Programa de cursos integrados Escrita criativa

This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir. You will master the techniques that good writers use to compose a bracing story, populated with memorable characters in an interesting setting, written in a fresh descriptive style. You will analyze and constructively evaluate peer writing. In the Capstone, you will draft, rewrite, and complete a substantial original story in the genre of your choosing. Our courses are designed for anyone from the aspiring short story writer to established novelist. Whether you have a finished novel sitting on your desk calling for a fresh look or have had the germ of an idea for a decade, this Specialization gives you tools to achieve your goal. Through 4 courses focused on a key aspect of writing, and taken in any order you choose, you will develop a stronger ability to not only refine your writing, but critique writing in general and find inspiration in the works you are already reading. Thanks to our sponsors, upon completion of their first assignment, learners in each course will receive up to an 80% discount from Write-Bros and a 30% discount off their first purchase from Scrivener to use on their writing software. Additionally, learners who complete an assignment will receive 30% off membership at the online writing community Scribophile. For more information about our partners, see the FAQ below....
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