What first impression are you making through your writing? You can look and smell great, and have a gifted radio voice, but the high-tech information age we live in requires you to make first impressions and sell yourself in writing. These days, we make introductions by email, we tweet, and we write blogs. We craft web pages, we write commercial letters, and we sell ourselves on social media and in the marketplace. This course will help you to sharpen your written image by leading you through a review of the rules and practice in spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. You will also study the form and content of effective writing, including writing correct and varied sentences, as well as effective paragraphs.
This course delivers 10 hours of video lecture presentations on key topics in the composition of the English language. You can download and print a copy of the presentation slides, and make notes as you follow along. To make it easier to absorb the material, each hour is divided into short segments, of about 15 minutes each. You can watch the segments at your own pace, in your own time. Each segment is followed by a short quiz to help you review, and test yourself about what you have learned. There is also a dedicated chat room for this course, so you can talk, get help, and just be social as you journey through the English language with others online.
Yes. On completion of this course, you will be able to print a Certificate of Completion showing the overall average that you achieved in all of the quizzes. You may be able to take this to your university or college to ask for transfer credits, or to your professional association to see if you can be awarded continuing education credits.
These lectures are derived from a Core Course for Homburg Academy’s BSc in Real Estate Business, Finance and Investment and its BSc in Real Estate Development. If you would like academic credit from Homburg Academy, you should also take part in weekly video-conference discussions with the professor, and write a final exam. Learn more on our Info page.