The Writing Process is a proven method that empowers writers to organize their ideas effectively, resulting in well-structured and formal writing. Beyond simply enhancing writing skills, this workshop focuses on developing students' confidence in their writing abilities. It encourages students to channel their time and effort into improving their writing rather than feeling overwhelmed or delivering work that does not truly reflect their talents and ideas.

Throughout this course, Matt will introduce and explain the Writing Process clearly and concisely, guiding students through a formal writing assignment. Each process stage will build upon previous knowledge, ensuring a stepwise and efficient learning journey. By the end of the workshop, students will have honed their writing skills, created a thoughtful and well-constructed writing piece, and discovered how to communicate their ideas effectively. The newfound communicative confidence gained during this workshop will stay with them throughout their lives.

This course is suitable for students of all ages and abilities, and it has provided valuable support to many students when tackling college applications and college-level assignments, including research papers.

Dates Offered

  • October 16 - November 20, 2023
  • March 11 - April 15, 2024

Where: Online

Length of Course: 6 weekly sessions occurring on Mondays from 7 - 8 PM

Course Materials: No materials need to be purchased. Worksheets provide through Canvas.

Course Code: TBA

Cost: $150

What You Will Learn

By the end of this workshop, students will earn a professional certificate and will be able to:

  • Approach writing assignments with increased confidence and efficiency.
  • Learn to break down large assignments into manageable pieces.
  • Develop effective strategies for generating ideas for writing assignments.
  • Evaluate the sufficiency of their ideas for a given assignment before beginning, saving time and reducing anxiety.
  • Acquire essential self-editing skills, often the most challenging aspect of writing.
  • Produce high-quality final writing pieces, fostering confidence in their abilities as writers and communicators.
  • Develop a versatile writing system applicable to diverse assignments, such as college application essays, research papers, academic and professional summaries, analyses, and more.

We are happy to accommodate groups that would like to take this class or organizations that would like to be invoiced for the course. Email us at profstudies@lasell.edu.

Who Should Take the Course

Students of All Ages and Abilities: Whether you're a high school student seeking to improve your academic writing, a college student tackling research papers, or an adult looking to enhance your professional communication skills, this workshop caters to learners of all ages and writing proficiency levels.

  • Individuals Seeking Writing Confidence: If you feel uncertain or anxious about your writing abilities, this workshop will boost your confidence and provide a clear framework to excel in your writing assignments.
  • ESL Learners: Students learning English as a second language will find this workshop especially valuable, as it offers practical techniques to develop strong writing skills and overcome language barriers.
  • College Applicants: If you're preparing for college applications, this course will equip you with the necessary tools to craft compelling essays that showcase your unique qualities and experiences effectively.
  • Professionals and Lifelong Learners: This workshop provides practical insights and techniques to create polished and impactful written content for those in various professional fields or anyone looking to enhance their communication skills.

Regardless of your writing background or goals, this class offers a supportive and enriching environment to improve your writing and foster lasting confidence in your abilities.

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About the instructor

Matt Robinson has been a professional writer, editor, publisher, and educator for over 20 years. He has helped hundreds of students at all levels and from diverse backgrounds improve their understanding of language and its importance while developing their communicative confidence. He has also supported many students with academic and professional applications and materials.

Matt Robinson's professional writing and editing experience spanning 25 years, during which he has published over 6,000 pieces (including hundreds about education), sets him apart as a highly qualified instructor. His practical knowledge not only enhances his teaching methods but also allows students to see the true value of writing as an essential skill in both academics and real life.