The ability to clearly and articulately express your ideas through writing is one of the most valuable skills you need for graduate school. Even if you aren’t required to complete a thesis, writing is an important part of most programs. It is also a fundamental skill that will benefit you throughout your career.
Master's degree programs are academically rigorous, and one common hurdle new graduate students face is dealing with the transition from undergraduate-level writing standards to graduate-level standards. This course will help you brush up on your written communication skills so you can enter into graduate studies with greater confidence.
Writing for Graduate School is a free, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by CSU to teach you essential composition techniques and give you writing tips. This self-paced course covers:
- The academic writing process, from developing ideas to revising your work.
- Common graduate writing activities, including self-reflections, abstracts, and journal reviews.
- MLA and APA style, including proper formatting and citations.
- Finding, evaluating, and citing academic sources.
- Helpful tips on how to make your writing better.
What is a MOOC?
Massive Open Online Courses, popularly known as MOOCs, are noncredit, student-interaction-based programs that provide educational access to the public at no cost. They are typically less immersive than credit courses you would find at a university, offering more generalized content that is meant to provide you with a breadth of understanding across the subject matter. MOOCs feature instructor-driven content with a heavy emphasis on student participation. This student-to-student communication creates knowledge and discoveries that enrich the course with a social aspect and shared experiences.