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Research Methods for Writers
What's it all about?
Attention all writers! Learn how to efficiently and effectively conduct research for any writing project: fiction, nonfiction, business . . . even term papers and dissertations. Modern research techniques are boundless. The trick is to know where to look and what to look for.
This six-week online course teaches the best methods for mounting a search on any subject.
You'll take a virtual guided tour of the library and how to maximise its precious resources, and you'll discover how to access public records, conduct successful Internet searches, and explore other similar treasure troves of information.
Personal interviews, public reports, surveys and polls, and historical research are introduced and dissected. A special lesson on Guerilla Research reveals secrets for the undercover researcher. As a plus, detailed instructions are offered for getting organised before embarking on research and getting the most out of information once it's gathered.
This course will give you the tools you'll need to successfully gather and incorporate all the information any polished and professional writing project requires.
Courses are delivered to you through expertly executed lessons, online instruction and interaction with like-minded students. Our courses are designed to deliver all of the benefits of studying in a classroom whilst giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place to suit your needs. You can access your classroom 24/7 from any device with an internet connection.
New sessions of each course start monthly and last for six weeks. You’ll gain access to two lessons a week (for a total of 12 lessons) helping you pace your learning. There are no set times for you to study, you can log in and out within the 8 week access period at any time and complete the course at your own pace. Your expert tutor will guide and facilitate your course, answering any questions you have and providing guidance and feedback. You’ll complete comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments before submitting your final exam at the end of the course to achieve your certificate.
Session start dates are listed below. Has the start date already passed? Don’t worry, you can join a class up to 2 weeks after the start date!
- 15 September
- 13 October
- 17 November
- 15 December
Who's the instructor?
- Lesson 1- Research: The Foundation of Writing
- Lesson 2- Let's Make a Plan
- Lesson 3- The Library: A Virtual Field Trip
- Lesson 4- The Personal Interview
- Lesson 5- Getting the Most out of Reports and Studies
- Lesson 6- History: Fact or Fiction?
- Lesson 7- Public Records: A Treasure Trove of Information
- Lesson 8- The Internet: A Researcher's Best Friend
- Lesson 9- Creating Your Own Information
- Lesson 10- guerrilla Research
- Lesson 11- Attribution: Giving Credit When Credit Is Due
- Lesson 12- Pulling It All Together
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The Learning Environment
From the moment that you enrol in Research Methods for Writers you will become an integral part of our learning community. You will experience the perks of classroom studies such as chatting by the water cooler or sharing your opinion on a specific task, all in your own home.
Tutor support during your learning is flawless, friendly and encouraging. You will learn from your professional tutor who is not only knowledgeable and highly skilled but is a passionate industry expert. Our ethos is that if you succeed, we succeed. As with any studies, learning can be intense, yet you will soon realise that your hard work and commitment will be both personally and professionally rewarding.
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