Writing Well: Style

Do you recognize sentences that are clumsy, unclear or stilted, but aren’t sure what makes them so?

Learn how to apply the fundamental rules of writing to produce text that is not only correct, but also coherent, emphatic and elegant. Through written assignments and in-class or online discussions, practise revising text by analyzing and diagnosing common problems. Topics include clarity in complexity, balance and symmetry, and nuances of sentence length and rhythm.

You’ll receive feedback on the assignments you submit, and are encouraged to contribute to in-class or online exercises. This course is ideal for freelance writers, copywriters and journalists, and for anyone who writes regularly for work or for school.

Recommended Text: Williams, Joseph M., Nadel, Ira B. Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace. Pearson Canada, 2004.

Course Overview:

Week 1: Overview of Style Guidelines
Week 2: Developing your Style
Week 3: Creating a Smooth Flow of Ideas
Week 4: Achieving Concision
Week 5: Shaping and Controlling Your Prose
Week 6: Achieving Simplicity, Clarity and Complexity

Do you need a grammar refresher before refining your writing style? Consider enrolling in Writing Well: Grammar.

Course Format

This course is offered in two formats: 100% online or in-class.

Available Sessions

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Jun 2-Jul 10, 2020 | Online | $380.00

Format: Online
Code: WG102S20O
Jun 2-Jul 10, 2020

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Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$380.00 $19.00 $399.00

Aug 18-Sep 25, 2020 | Online | $390.00

Format: Online
Code: WG102S20P
Aug 18-Sep 25, 2020

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Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$390.00 $19.50 $409.50

Oct 20-Nov 24, 2020 | Tue | 6:00 PM-8:30 PM | UBC Robson Square | $390.00

Format: In-Class
Code: WG102F20A
Offered: On Tue
Oct 20-Nov 24, 2020
6 sessions
From: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

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Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$390.00 $19.50 $409.50

Nov 3-Dec 11, 2020 | Online | $390.00

Format: Online
Code: WG102F20O
Nov 3-Dec 11, 2020
6 sessions

1nstructor:


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$390.00 $19.50 $409.50