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Essentials of Writing
Schedule & Content

Students have up to 12 weeks to complete this course. Please request a fee schedule for corporate and group rates.


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    Essentials 101 (12 weeks)-- Fee: $79 usd

    33 Lessons, including:

  • Simple Sentences
  • Complex Sentences
  • Paragraph Elements
  • Paragraph Types
  • Developing a Thesis
  • The Thesis Statement
  • Elements of the Essay
  • Creating an Outline
  • Drafting and Revision

    Over 90 pages of Supporting Materials:

  • Over 30 Lesson Reviews
  • 9 Usage Reviews/Tests
  • A Final Usage Exam
  • The Writer's Handbook--covers topics such as common errors, active and passive voice, transitions, and more.
  • A Discussion Area where you will interact with instructors and other students

General Information
Registered students will receive a password allowing them to access the course materials at any time. Students may access the lessons and content reviews, usage exercises, and reference pages as many times and as often as they wish.

Usage exercises and content reviews are completed online, and some assignments will be submitted directly to the instructor via e-mail. Students will receive instructor's feedback on submitted assignments via e-mail and/or the Discussion Area.

Within one week of completing the course, students will receive a final assessment of their performance from the instructor. Students who earn a grade of C or above can request, by regular mail, a certificate of completion.


  • A reliable internet connection
  • Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 4 hours per week for assignments

    Registration and Fees
    Students who register will be given given access to course materials within 2 business days of registration. To register for this course, please go to our secure registration area. The registration fee for the Essentials of Writing 101 course is $79 usd.

    Refund Policy
    A student has three days to withdraw from a course for a full refund.

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