With the rise of social media and the Internet, many people are writing more today for different mediums than ever before. We'll present materials that cover grammatical principles, word usage, writing style, sentence and paragraph structure, and punctuation. We'll introduce you to some marvelous resources that we have annotated for your guidance. We'll show you video clips of interviews conducted with distinguished grammarians, challenge you with quizzes and writing activities that will give you strategies to help you to build skills that will enhance the quality of your writing, and invite you to participate in discussions and assess the work of your peers.
- How to reliably identify the roles and relationships of words in a sentence
- Mastery of grammatical concepts and syntactical strategies
- How to apply this knowledge to produce coherent, economical, and compelling writing
- Skills in critiquing and editing your own and others' writing
Associate Professor Roslyn Petelin designed and established the post-graduate Writing, Editing, & Publishing (WEP) Program in the School of Communication and Arts at The University of Queensland in 2000. Prior to this, she taught Literature and Film at the Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers’ College and Communication in the Faculty of Business at Queensland University of Technology and in the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.
Associate Professor Petelin edited the internationally refereed Australian Journal of Communication from 1988-2013 and is on the editorial boards of Business and Professional Communication Quarterly (USA) and Corporate Communications: An International Journal (UK). She is a past President and Honorary Life Member of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association and has consulted extensively on writing, editing, and information design to public and private sector organisations in Australia, the UK, the USA, and S. E. Asia.
In 2014, she developed and launched WRITE101x. Since then, close to 700,000 students have enrolled in the course. In October 2016, she published the book How Writing Works: A Field Guide to Effective Writing, which explores the concepts covered in WRITE101x, as well as writing for social media, online publication, university, and the workplace.