7 Lessons on Writing for Becoming a Standout Writer

Tested Techniques for Fast Writing Skills Improvement
7 Lessons on Writing for Becoming a Standout Writer
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796.25 MB
Total length :
2h 37m



Duncan Koerber


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Last updated 10/2022



7 Lessons on Writing for Becoming a Standout Writer

What you’ll learn

Write clear, precise, and direct prose
Find alternative ways of constructing sentences
Communicate better with readers
Avoid clichéd words and phrases
Develop greater command of the English language

7 Lessons on Writing for Becoming a Standout Writer


Word processing software like Microsoft Word or OpenOffice


One of the high-rated writing courses on Udemy4.77 out of 5 all time student rating (95.4%)35 5-Star reviewsTaught by a UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, Dr. Duncan KoerberWhat students say…”Excellent–I rate it ten stars out of five.” — Julie Heyer, Udemy Student”Take this course – improve your writing — end of story!” — James Cochrane, Udemy Student”The content is fantastic.”  — Chris Lewis, Udemy Student”Information that you can apply right away.” — Kim Ruby, Udemy Student”I can tell he’s passionate about his work and he shows it throughout the lessons.” — Ana, Udemy Student”I recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their writing.” — Sheverley Maye, Udemy Student”This is an especially useful and remarkably good course.”  — Avrohom Meir Greenhut, Udemy Student”The assignments forced me to become more objective and build better habits.” — Marla Morris, Udemy Student “The explanation of parallelism and its usage was simply amazing.” — Bindu Midha, Udemy StudentDo you want to impress employers, editors, or online readers with your writing? Do you want to get A grades on term papers and essays? Do you want to become a good writer – in creative non-fiction, journalism, fiction, or academic writing – as quickly as possible?The secret to this writing success is not studying 200 grammar and style points in the writing textbooks. Instead, this course – designed by an experienced university professor and published author with Oxford University Press – shows you the sentence-level lessons you need to know to write well. These are the 7 most common problems found in people’s writing. These problems most likely lurk – like weeds – in your writing right now.    If you complete the lessons and exercises honestly and fully as outlined in this course, then your writing will improve in just a few weeks of intensive study. If you do not find this course helpful, you may request a refund within 30 days, no questions asked.     These lessons and exercises were designed and tested at the University of Toronto and York University with thousands of undergraduate students. Many students improved their grades by a whole grade category after completing these lessons, finding that this short list of key lessons provides clarity. Students have applied these lessons in the workplace to great success. Join now and complete this course to produce writing that gets you the job, earns you an A grade, lands you a writing contract, or impresses that magazine or newspaper editor.    In this comprehensive course, I will help you:See sentences more objectively;Understand the factors that interfere with communication;Remove dead language – such as dead verbs and weak nouns – from your writing;Avoid embarrassing clichés;Write more clear, direct, and precise sentences;Use adjectives and adverbs more carefully, in targeted ways;Write poetically and rhythmically with parallelism and sentence variation;Add detail to your writing;Become an original writer, not a copy.Your writing transformation awaits…


Section 1: Welcome to the Course!

Lecture 1 Welcome from the Instructor

Lecture 2 How to Make the Most of this Course

Section 2: Writing Clearly for Publications, Work, and School

Lecture 3 Economy Introduction

Lecture 4 Redundancy

Lecture 5 Phoney Intensifiers

Lecture 6 Stretchers

Lecture 7 Thickeners

Lecture 8 Answers to Some Questions

Section 3: How Dead Verbs Are Killing Your Writing

Lecture 9 Verbs Introduction

Lecture 10 Concrete Verbs

Lecture 11 Weak Verbs

Lecture 12 Dead Verbs

Lecture 13 The Consequences of Dead Verbs

Section 4: Become an Active Writer

Lecture 14 Active Voice Introduction

Lecture 15 Active Voice

Lecture 16 Passive Voice

Lecture 17 The Morality of Passive Voice

Lecture 18 Passive Voice Exceptions

Section 5: Create Pictures in Your Writing with Strong Nouns

Lecture 19 Nouns Introduction

Lecture 20 Nouns

Lecture 21 Weak Nouns

Lecture 22 Pronouns

Lecture 23 When Pronouns Go Wrong

Section 6: How to be an Original Writer and Avoid Clichés

Lecture 24 Original Writing Introduction

Lecture 25 Clichés

Lecture 26 Why Do People Use Clichés?

Lecture 27 When It’s Okay to Use a Cliché

Lecture 28 Being Original

Section 7: Prevent Train Wreck Sentences with Parallelism

Lecture 29 Parallelism Introduction

Lecture 30 Surface and Under the Surface Parallelism

Lecture 31 Verb Series

Lecture 32 Noun Series

Lecture 33 Adjective Series

Lecture 34 Adverb Series

Lecture 35 Preposition Series

Lecture 36 Multiple Element Series

Lecture 37 Parallelism Conclusion

Section 8: Freshen your Sentences with Patterns and Length Variation

Lecture 38 Sentence Variation Principles

Lecture 39 Sentence Patterns

Lecture 40 Short Sentences

Lecture 41 Long Sentences

Lecture 42 The Variation of Long and Short for Effect

Section 9: Bonus Lecture

Lecture 43 Big Discounts on My Other Courses

This course is primarily for beginning writers or intermediate writers looking to target trouble spots in their writing.

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Udemy | English | 2h 37m | 796.25 MB
Created by: Duncan Koerber

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