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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Professional Writing MicroBachelor Program in collaboration with Arizona State University - ASUx. No matter what industry you are currently working in or looking to enter, language and the ability to communicate effectively are critical skills.
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As our world has become more complex and globally connected, the need to think strategically and problem solve has also increased. But arriving at solutions and being able to implement them, no matter if it’s within your community or a global business, requires the ability to clearly communicate in written format for multiple stakeholders to understand.

In this two course Professional Writing MicroBachelor Program offered by edX in collaboration with Arizona State University - ASUx, you will develop the skills necessary to express ideas effectively and propose actionable solutions to problems that are understandable and relevant in a variety of professional occasions. Through project-based work, this online introductory-level writing program goes beyond typical college English creative writing courses to make it relevant for adults in the workforce. 

Starting by developing and expressing ideas effectively with different audiences in mind, you’ll work your way up to design, develop, research, and execute a writing project from inception to completion. By the end of the program, you’ll have developed writing skills that will allow you to clearly communicate business ideas and take on new challenges as you continue to progress your career.

What you will learn

  • Rhetorical knowledge: how to craft your writing professionally to meet the needs of varied audiences for specific purposes
  • Critical thinking: how to make decisions about what to include and not include in your writing
  • Writing process: how to use invention, research, drafting, revising, and editing in your writing
  • Knowledge of conventions: how to use various formats and stylistic choices, including genre conventions, that are appropriate for the workplace
  • Digital technology: how to use diverse technologies to write more effectively and efficiently
  • Habits of mind: how to benefit from and cultivate curiosity, openness, engagement, creatively, persistence, responsibility, flexibility, and reflection

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 4 months
    • Intensity 18 hrs/week
    • Duration description

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  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Composition
  • English Composition: Research and Writing

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Regardless of past experience, if any, edX’s MicroBachelors programs can lead the path to a Bachelor’s degree that makes you job-ready today. MicroBachelors programs are built for adult learners looking to progress their career.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    898 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 898 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
  • National

    898 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 898 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
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Because MicroBachelors programs are credit-bearing, they are eligible for many employer educational benefit programs; ask your manager if your company offers or matches an investment in education. edX also offers financial assistance to learners who demonstrate that paying the verified certificate fee would cause economic hardship. You can also try a course before buying a MicroBachelors program through the Audit Track.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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