Week 1

Video Lectures


About the week ahead

Unit 1: Your writing mindset

  • How this course is different:

  • The cognitive approach to writing

  • Definitions of ‘effective’, ‘productive’ and ‘efficient’

  • The four functions of writing

  • Writing as product, process, speech made visible, tool for thinking, a form of power


Unit 2: Changing the way you think about writing

  • An insight

Unit 3: Some basic concepts

  • A definition of writing

  • Genre and discourse



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Suggested sequence:

1. Watch the video lectures.

2. Do the readings.

3. Do the practicum exercises.

4. Take the quizzes.

For best audio experience use earbuds or a headset.


Unit 1 Quiz  (terms)

Unit 1 Self-rating survey


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