Write Like You Mean It: Writing that makes sense

Fall 2008

Some people have trouble expressing themselves in writing because they’re almost paralyzed by worries about grammar, syntax, rules, and what somebody else is going to think. Other people have no fear of writing, but they’re concerned that what they write actually makes sense. After all, the world hardly needs more well-written nonsense. How do you accomplish both? How can you determine if what you mean to say makes sense, and then how do you write what you mean? This course covers the basics of the popular course taught in the Schieffer School of Journalism, General Semantics for Mass Communications.