Writing Skills

Courses

  • Writing Fundamentals 1: Writing is a powerful way of communication, and in this class you will improve your writing skills by learning the parts of speech and the fundamental principles of effective writing. You will master grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure; understand verb tense; and examine style through lectures, writing and grammar exercises, group work, and peer review. You will learn how to differentiate between formal and informal writing and learn when it is appropriate to use each mode. With the help of your lecturer and your peers, you will edit, revise, and proofread writing assignments. Through this course you will learn effective methods of rewriting sentences so that they are clear and complete; identify methods for improving word choices; identify methods for building effective sentences; identify methods for editing text effectively; and identify methods for avoiding some common writing errors.  Pre-req:  None.  (15 hrs.) $185
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  • Writing Fundamentals 2: In Writing Fundamentals 2, you will build upon the foundational skills learned in Writing Fundamentals 1. This course is designed for students seeking to enhance their academic and creative writing skills. Topics to be covered include thesis development, providing evidence, supporting the argument, structure and style. (15 hours) Pre-req: Writing Fundamentals 1. (15 hrs.) $185
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  • Business Writing: This course is for students who successfully completed Writing Fundamentals 1 and are eager to further their writing skills in a business setting. The emphasis in this course will be on nonfiction—research paper, essays, position papers, business letters, emails etc. In this course you will focus on the organization and clarity of your writing, while building upon the skills you have learned on sentence structure and grammar.  You will gain confidence to apply your knowledge of writing to any business situation. Pre-req: None. Textbook not required. (18 hrs.) $240
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Instructors:  Ms. Keisha Gay Anderson, Ms. Renee Hastick-Moates

Program Accredited by: Not applicable. 

Entry Requirements:  Please see individual course descriptions, above.

Full Program Tuition:  Please see individual course descriptions, above.

Schedule

Class Course Code Days Times Dates
WF 1 ED-AC122A Sat 10:00am – 1:00pm Feb 18 – Mar 25
WF 2 ED-AC122B Sat 10:00am – 1:00pm Mar 25 – Apr 22
Business Writing BI-AC124A Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm Mar 15-Apr 19
Business Writing BI-AC124B Sat 10:00am-1:00pm Apr 8-May 13
For more information and to schedule a visit, call us at (718) 804-8850 or email us at ace.info@mec.cuny.edu. Thank you.
 
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