So You Want to Become a Better Writer?

In my first post in the series, I recommended auditing the Coursera program, Good with Words: Writing and Editing Professional Certificate. I’m starting with Course 1, Writing and Editing: Word Choice and Word Order.

Writing as redecorating.

In this lesson Professor Barry cover syntax. Just as word choice is important when it comes to writing and persuasion, so is word order. This point is illustrated with Steven Pinker’s essay example: “Dog bites man” differs from “man…



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