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Crafting an Effective Writer

2014-08-22 — Article of 1200 words MOOC Coursera Writing

A MOOC on writing from Mt. San Jacinto College

From June to July 2014, I followed Crafting an Effective Writer a MOOC from Mt. San Jacinto College. The course goal is “to become an effective builder of sentences using the basic tools of grammar, punctuation, and writing”. It is designed for American high school and college students, but even for global community members. I recommend it to anyone who wants to become a better writer. A new session will be available in September 2014.


Of all the barriers to change...

2011-10-24 — Quote Quote Writing

Of all the barriers to change – and to realizing the benefits of plain language – none is greater than the myth that clarity has to be sacrificed for precision, especially with complex subjects. Don’t believe it. The murkiness that plagues so much official and legal prose is usually generated by the writer, not by the substance. It comes more from bad style than from the inherent difficulty of the subject. And that’s when the need for “precision” becomes a lame excuse for writing.