Friday, May 24, 2013

MOOC online courses about writing in English

I am taking part of three online courses to improve my writing in English and learn more about online learning and teaching. These are: English Composition I: Achieving Expertise held in Duke University, Writing II: Rhetorical Composing held in Ohio State University and Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade held in Mt. San Jacinto College.

For the first two courses I have used my blog called "Discussions with an AppleTree". It is a blog where I share my work in English. During the last weeks it has received quite many visits and followers. I can witness how the community of my readers is growing with my confidence in writing. Because of the course design I have received a lot of feedback and peer support that I feel most grateful for. It is not so easy to overcome the fear of not being able to express yourself in the proper manner, especially if you are writing in an academic environment where the expectations for the mastery of English are far above the average.

This blog here will be a space where I intend to collect materials that have more to do with the editing process or will provide an online of toolbox for writing. Here I will work with the ideas and grammar, I will show the details of creative writing process before there will be anything to publish. This will be a kind of working space or a writing workshop where you can drop-by and look at what happens backstage of writers blogs, articles and books.

Since I am also having classes about creative writing and organising poetry workshops, it might happen that I post here and there a short reflection about what is going on in these spaces. Sometimes I might write about what am I working with at the moment.

I welcome you to this blog and look forward of our conversations about how to write and create in words and languages. This is a communicative space so please feel free to share your thoughts, links and make suggestions.

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