Fortunately, free courses abound to guide you in your writing journey. English language learners, teachers, and grammar nerds, you’ll also find a few courses on this list.
In short, whatever it is that you’re writing, chances are you can improve your craft with one or more of the courses below.
If you just finished your graduate dissertation, just began your Ph D, or are at a different stage of your academic journey or career and just want to publish your work, this course is for you.
★★★★★ (1 rating) Writing your World: Finding yourself in the academic space University of Cape Town via Coursera This course teaches academic writing skills through getting you to write and reflect on your understanding of identity.
★★★★☆ (17 ratings) Technical Report Writing for Engineers The University of Sheffield via Future Learn Get an introduction to technical report writing.
Find out how to communicate your ideas through well-written engineering reports.The course highlights the factors that determine the degree of technicality of the language and concepts involved.You will learn how to write different technical reports, e.g., laboratory reports, research reports, design and feasibility reports, progress reports, consulting reports, etc.Self Paced How to Succeed at: Writing Applications The University of Sheffield via Future Learn This free three week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.★★★★★ (71 ratings) Writing in the Sciences Stanford University via Stanford Open Edx This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises.Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review.Students from non-science disciplines can benefit from the training provided in the first four weeks (on general principles of effective writing).But of course, it will help deepen your learning if you do. Then check out the Frequently Asked Questions page. Welcome to The Crafty Writer's free online creative writing course, presented by Fiona Veitch Smith, a freelance journalist, editor, author, playwright, screenwriter and writing teacher.I hope that you'll see a dramatic improvement in the quality of your writing as you work through this course. Check out some books by your tutor Fiona Veitch Smith …(click on the book covers to find out more) Are you a beginner writer?