Full course description
Debunk Common Writing Myths
You will explore four common myths about writing through questions like: What does it mean to write? Who is a writer? How do we define good writing? Along the way, you'll gain practical strategies to become a more effective communicator in the contexts that matter to you.
Experience a New View of Writing
Learn from Miami faculty, working professionals, and Miami alumni through interactive activities and design. Analyze your own professional writing, and challenge your understanding of what writing is and how it works.
Elevate Your View
Step up to a completely new approach that goes beyond the mechanics of writing. Learn why good writing is more than correct, error-free, clear, or concise writing. The Howe Center for Writing Excellence faculty and staff will guide you through a journey that debunks common misconceptions about writing.
Each myth includes a variety of highly engaging elements designed to spark your curiosity. This course encourages you to get curious and explore the content, from visualizations and interactive content to case studies and side quests. Throughout, you'll hear from Miami faculty, Miami alumni, and working professionals.
Whether you're just starting your career or are a seasoned professional, this course will meet you where you are. You'll learn how to harness the concepts of rhetoric to communicate your ideas, expertise, and point-of-view more powerfully. This knowledge applies to every position in every field and aspect of life — from writing a text to developing a business proposal.
Claim Your Exclusive Rewards
Although becoming a more effective communicator is its own reward, Miami's Howe Center for Writing Excellence is offering an exclusive incentive for participants who complete the Miami Writing Institute. Beautifully packaged and practical, these cards will help you apply the principles you've learned in your daily life. Learners must complete the full course by August 1, 2022, to be eligible to receive this gift. Available while supplies last.