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Travel Writing
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Travel Writing

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with Ed2Go Instructor

Calendar Current session started Jan 17, 2024

In this course you will learn how to develop the skills of a travel writer. You will learn how to translate what is seen, heard, tasted, touched, smelled and felt (intuitively and physically) into publishable articles and books. You will understand the writing styles and methods needed to sell material in today's competitive market. You will learn about popular styles and types of travel writing that are the friendliest to new writers. Other topics of the workshop include; how to write query letters, how to produce articles, essays and books, trends in types of articles and books, grammar and writing skills refreshers, and marketing information.

By the end of the course, you will have the ability to write for the travel market. So pack your sense of adventure, organize your determination and put your keyboard in a comfortable position. If you have a desire to write and yearn to travel, you are a perfect candidate to become a travel writer.

Instructor-Led dates are as follows May 17, Jun 14, July 12 and Aug 16.

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Where Does All My Money Go?
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Where Does All My Money Go?

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Calendar Current session started Jan 17, 2024

Ever get frustrated that you never seem to get ahead? Are you and your family constantly arguing about money? Do you ever wonder where your money went last month? Do you have trouble saving money? Want to work on paying down your debt, but don't know where to find the money? This course will teach you the very basics of how to get control of your finances rather than letting them control you. It is the help you need before learning about investing, debt elimination, retirement or college planning. There aren't many places that you can go to learn these principles, so take advantage of this opportunity to learn online.

Start to make conscious decisions about spending and saving. Find out where your money goes. Make your own informed choices about where you want it to go. Learn how to fund your dreams and how to save money for everything from emergencies to vacations. If you have ever felt lost about where to start working on your finances, this course is for you. You can't afford not to take this course and change your habits. This course is an investment in your future and you will save the cost of the course many times over by applying what you learn.

This is an Instructor-Led course.  Dates are as follows: June 14, July 12, Aug 16 and Sept 13.

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Writing and Editing Value Suite
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Writing and Editing Value Suite

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Calendar Current session started Jan 17, 2024

Grammar Refresher

The key to effective writing and speaking is English grammar. Whether you are just now learning the basics of grammar or if you need a refresher, this course will help you develop the foundational skills you need. In this course, you'll explore the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, foundational sentence construction, and we'll even get into the details of phrases, clauses, problem words, common grammar mistakes, and much more! An instructor will guide you every step of the way as you learn grammar through hands-on, practical exercises. You'll also learn through short videos, examples, and even fun games. Take your writing and speaking to the next level of excellence!

Writing Essentials

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.

Effective Business Writing

Do you have a nagging suspicion that a small improvement in your writing skills might also improve your career prospects? Don't let small gaps in your business writing skills prevent you from reaching your full potential. It doesn't matter whether you're a clerical worker, an engineer, or an executive. If you communicate with others in writing, you need this course to help you identify and eliminate problem areas. By the end of this course, you'll know the secret to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue until your very last, well-chosen word.

Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.

Instructor-Led dates are as follows May 17, Jun 14, July 12 and Aug 16.

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Writing Fiction Series
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Writing Fiction Series

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Calendar Current session started Jan 17, 2024

How do you turn your idea for a novel into a novel? The answer may not be an exact science, but most published authors would point to the fundamentals of storytelling: character development and dramatic structure. As the basis of a good story, these two elements of fiction are further shaped by techniques like dialogue, pacing, and scene building to bring your idea to life on the page. But having all the moving pieces to a good story only equates to a first draft. To truly create publishable work, you must add complexity to your fiction and then learn the process of revision.

This course series will help you plan, write, and edit fiction. Write Fiction Like a Pro focuses on ideation and plotting. You will first learn how to plot the structure of your story and flesh out characters. As you progress to Advanced Fiction Writing, you will begin to look at dialogue, setting, action, viewpoint, and tense with a professional's eye. When your draft is close to being finished, you will then learn how to pare down and refine your manuscript.

These lessons will help you develop and sharpen your fiction writing skills. As you apply each technique, your story will take shape, with a clear path from beginning to end. By the time you finish this series, you will be ready to submit your work for publishing.

Series bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Series bundles.

Instructor-Led dates are as follows May 17, Jun 14, July 12 and Aug 16.

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Writing Young Adult Fiction
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Writing Young Adult Fiction

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Calendar Current session started Jan 17, 2024

As Harry Potter and Twilight have proven, young adult fiction is one of the hottest genres for today's novels. Teens and adults alike have discovered the excitement and passion of these stories, and publishers are hungry for more. If you're eager to break into this market, this course provides you with the recipe for creating your own successful young adult story and shows you how to get it published.

You will decide what type of story you want to tell, plan your plot, and discover the secrets for bringing your characters to life. In addition, you'll find out how to introduce conflict, suspense, and mystery so you can grab and hold the attention of your audience. Along the way, you will master the art of creating dialogue that resonates with teenagers and young adults. You'll even analyze excerpts from bestselling young adult books to see what makes them so successful. Finally, you'll learn how to find an agent or publisher and how to write a synopsis that sells. If you've dreamed for years of becoming an author, this course can help you turn your dream into a reality. By the end of this course, you'll have all the tools you need to create a polished manuscript and get your story in print!

Instructor-Led dates are as follows May 17, Jun 14, July 12 and Aug 16.

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Beginner's Guide to Getting Published
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Beginner's Guide to Getting Published

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with Ed2Go Instructor

Calendar Current session started Feb 2, 2024

Do you know the five most common reasons why manuscripts are instantly rejected? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer of fiction or nonfiction for books or magazines, this comprehensive course will help you guide your work directly into the hands of an editor and onto the shelves of your favorite stores.

Your success in the writing game will be determined by the amount of credibility publishers attach to you and your work. This course will teach you how to give yourself the kind of credibility you need to succeed. This course will provide you with instant access to critical information most other writers don't discover for years and will walk you through every step of the publishing process. If you really want to be a writer, this course will give you all the tools you need to get published.

This class is offered as self-paced or Instructor led.  Instructor Led dates for class sessions are as follows:  Feb 15th, Mar 15th, Apr 12th and May 17th.

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Advanced Teaching Online
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Advanced Teaching Online

$195

with UGot Class

Calendar Current session started Feb 5, 2024

In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online.  The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online.  Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Take home a ten step model for developing your online course.  Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows. Plus, find out how self quizzes enhance learning.

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Banking Today
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Banking Today

$200

with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Feb 6, 2024

Financial institutions are unlike any other business. To someone new to the world of banking, it can seem puzzling. However, financial institutions play a key role in maintaining thriving communities and economies. The welfare of the nation depends on the banking industry. In this course, learners will examine types of banking, customer groups, the business of banking, and the role of banks in a community.

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