Do you want to be published? Learn to write like a professional! Learn about the key elements of different genres of writing. Improve your writing technique. Develop a more efficient approach to your work. This is an ideal course to follow ‘Freelance Writing’. It is for people who have existing skills in Freelance Writing, but who need to improve their overall technique and develop a more “commercial” approach to their work.
- Review basic writing skills and discuss theme development
- Develop skills in writing a regular magazine or newspaper column.
- Describe the key elements of educational writing.
- Describe the key elements of technical writing.
- Develop skills in interviewing and preparing a biographical story.
- Develop skills in writing news articles.
- Develop skills in writing fiction.
- Describe other writing styles including script writing.
Detailed Course Outline
Each course is made up of a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.
Detailed Course Outline..
There are 8 lessons in this course:
- Writing Themes
- Sentence Structure
- Summary Skills
- Theme Development (eg. Deductive, Inductive, Classic, Chronological, Descriptive, Analogy, Cause & Effect, Classification, Definition Analysis, Comparison & Contrast, Flashback etc)
- Writing a Regular Column
- News Columns
- Criticism Journalism (eg Theatre Critics, Book Reviews, Film Reviews, etc)
- Educational Writing
- Interviewing Skills
- Illustrating an article
- Putting it all together
- Scientific Writing
- Technical Writing
- Writing a Biographical Story
- Developing a draft plan
- Writing the final manuscript
- Writing a News Article
- Analysing a news article
- writing and illustrating a sporting event
- Fiction Writing
- Category Writing
- Mainstream Writing
- Characteristics of good fiction (ie. A strong plot;. A hero or heroine; Obvious motivation; Plenty of action; A colourful background)
- Forming and developing an idea.
- Other Writing
- TV and Radio Scripts
- Science Fiction
- Conducting a Survey
- Developing a Story.
When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.
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1. Learn Online
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2. Get Help & Support
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3. Receive Certificate
Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pay in installments?
Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.
Can I study from anywhere in the world?
We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.
Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?
Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.
Do I have to sit an Exam?
No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.
Do you have set start dates?
There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.