Online Advanced Writing and Composing
This course is for Intermediate to Advanced level non-native speakers of English. It meets
100% online. There is no face-to-face
classroom requirement. Students use
the Blackboard learning management system (https://blackboard.uic.edu) to view online
assignments, participate in discussions, submit assignments and feedback from the instructor.
Feb. 14 - Mar. 21
Apr. 4 - May 9
May 23 - June 27
July 11 - Aug. 15
Aug. 29 - Oct. 3
Oct. 17 - Nov. 21
$350 ($300 for UIC members
and returning students)
Tuition includes all class materials.
The registration deadline
is one week before classes begin. Late registration is possible if space
permits. You can register for the course and pay your tuition on our secure website.
This course focuses on how to produce concise, clear
writing at the Intermediate to Advanced level. Students learn
techniques for starting a writing project, working with outlines, creating
clear coherent paragraphs, crafting introduction and conclusion paragraphs,
and adding concrete details. Within
the 5-week course schedule, students are able to work at their own pace and
set their own deadlines, with regular weekly feedback from the instructor.
In this course, students:
- Review formal paragraph and
short essay organization rules
- Learn tools for starting,
expanding and revising their writing
- Submit assignments for both
instructor and peer feedback
- Receive individualized
instructor feedback throughout the course
By the end of the course,
participating writers will be able to:
- Improve both paragraph and
- Be more confident with
starting, revising, and concluding their writing
- Clearly communicate ideas in
a professionally written document.
Unsure of which course
you should take? Email Terrie Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 312.996.8999, for more information.