Master the essentials of writing, and become the stellar wordsmith you always wanted to be! In this course, you'll develop the skills you need to excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level. Whether you're hoping to get a better job, write for a blog, or publish your short story, this course will give you the writing tools you need for success. It's also a perfect choice for students who speak English as a second language. You'll gain confidence right away as you practice free writing and discover how to create solid drafts. You'll improve your writing skills by learning to select strong and persuasive words, spell correctly, and choose the right punctuation. Then you'll find out how to put it all together by crafting well-written sentences, building effective paragraphs, and organizing your material logically. And finally, you'll explore ways to make the most of e-mails and other forms of electronic communication. With the knowledge and hands-on practice you gain from this course, you'll be able to express yourself clearly and persuasively in writing - both in your personal life and in the business world. Classes start each month. Just go to www.ed2go.com/kirkwood to register.