Many students and professionals see writing as overwhelming. As a result, they may be reticent to begin an assignment or work on a project until it is too late. Successful writing is made up of a series of stepwise moves to achieve the desired ends. Once these moves have been effectively understood, writing becomes more comfortable and efficient. In this course, students will build confidence in both skill and craft and be better prepared to take on any future writing-related assignments or projects (of which there are sure to be many, even in fields in which writing may not be considered a focus).

Using the Writing Process (as offered in the Building Writing Confidence class) as its base, this course will take students through a series of formal writing assignments including a summary, analysis, synthesis, and research paper. At each stage of the process, students will build upon and reinforce prior knowledge in a stepwise fashion, making learning easy and (so many students have said) fun. In the end, students will have a carefully constructed and considered writing piece of which they can be confident and proud! More importantly, students will come to see how to share their ideas more effectively and will also develop confidence in writing that will stay with them all their lives.

This class has proven useful for students and professionals of all ages and abilities and has supported many with college applications, college-level assignments, and professional communications as well.


Where: Online
Course Code: TBA
Cost: $495

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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

This course is applicable for:

  • Native speakers
  • New immigrants
  • ELL students
  • Professionals
  • College applications
  • Research papers

About the instructor

Matt Robinson has taught writing, English, and other subjects for over 20 years. In this time, he has garnered two Masters in Education and found ways to support hundreds of students who vary widely in terms of their abilities and their perspectives on these abilities, encouraging them to become and to see themselves as capable writers.

Robinson has also been a professional writer and editor for 25 years, in which time he has have published more than 6,000 pieces (including hundreds about education). This professional experience not only helps Robinson teach more effectively, but it also helps students see that writing can be a valuable skill in school and in life.