The value of writing, one of the four language skills, has never waned. Many people, although having excellent verbal talents, struggle to demonstrate their writing abilities. Because writing reflects a writer even when he is not there and has no room for interpretation, mastering this craft is essential. The purpose of this writing course is to familiarise students with the nuances of effective writing so that they can better understand the subtle art of writing. It allows them to write with clarity, precision, and subtlety to express their ideas on various occasions while considering the concepts of appropriateness and accuracy.
UG to Ph.D
12th pass and above
Can be useful to all major companies, such as L&T, BHEL, NBCC, NTPC, WIPRO, INFOSYS, besides educational institutes.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Prof. Binod Mishra, presently a professor in the Department of HSS, IIT Roorkee, has been teaching English for more than two decades at various levels. He has to his credit 25 books and more than a hundred articles published in different reputed journals and books. Learners from all across the country have well received his MOOC courses on Soft Skills and Effective Writing. He has also addressed the participants in around a hundred invited talks at various conferences and symposiums. Besides being an engaging teacher and a competent researcher, Dr Mishra is also a passionate poet. Currently, he is the Vice Chairman of the Association for English Teachers of India, the largest body of English teachers. Before this, he had twice been the Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of English Studies, one of the oldest English language and literature journals.
1. Join the course
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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 1000 + GST
2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
After enrolling, learners can watch lectures and learn and follow it up with attempting/answering the assignments given.
3. Get qualified to register for exams
A learner can earn a certificate in the self paced course only by appearing for the online remote proctored exam and to register for this, the learner should get minimum required marks in the assignments as given below:
CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE
Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 3/4 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.”
4. Register for exams
The certification exam is conducted online with remote proctoring. Once a learner has become eligible to register for the certification exam, they can choose a slot convenient to them from what is available and pay the exam fee. Schedule of available slot dates/timings for these remote-proctored online examinations will be published and made available to the learners.
EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.
5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.
Introduction to Effective Writing
Effective Writing as an Art
Principles of Effective Writing
Types and Stages of Effective Writing
Notions of Correctness and Appropriateness, Part I
Notions of Correctness and Appropriateness, Part II
Types of Essays
Essentials of Academic Writing, Part I
Essentials of Academic Writing, Part II
Business Writing and its Functions
Mechanics of Business Writing
Business Letters and Memos
Format of Business Letters and Memos
Types of Business Letter
Sales, Complaint and Adjustment Letters
Strategies and Structure of Reports
Style of Report Writing
BOOKS AND REFERENCES:
1.Turk, Christopher and John Kirkman. Effective Writing. London and New York: Chapman & Hall. Indian Reprint 2003
2.Pinker, Steven. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century . Penguin Books, Reprint edition ,2015
3.Seely, John. Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking. OUP 2nd edition, 2005
4.Goins, Jeff. You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One). Tribe Press
5.Brohaugh, William. Write Tight: Say Exactly What You Mean with Precision and Power.
6.Janzer. Anne. The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear. Cuesta Park Consulting, 2016
7.King, Stephen. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Scribner, 2010