How do you start to write?

Learn to turn a blank page into a successful writing assignment.

The "Student Success Writing Skills" online course teaches essential writing and research techniques for high school and college classrooms. Before students can compose a sentence, paragraph or full essay, they must understand the fundamental principles that guide those assignments. How do you turn a sentence into a paragraph? How do you organize an essay? What is plagiarism? How can you use Google Docs to write and edit essays? This class provides the skills necessary to write successful classroom assignments.

No written assignments to submit to the instructor in this course. However, students can post questions and interact on the discussion board. The instructor is always available to answer questions and provide additional information as necessary to support student learning. Students must complete all lessons, and receive 75% on all quizzes to receive a certificate of completion.

As a result of taking this class, you will:
  • Learn to write sentences and paragraphs.
  • Get familiar with the writing process.
  • Learn to use online research and Google Docs to write essays.
  • Learn from a dynamic college English instructor with over 20 years’ experience who has recently published six books on grammar and proofreading, and actively freelances as a writer and editor.

What You Get

As an individual (single user), you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment. Learn at your own pace. Email the instructor about a payment plan:

Reasons to Enroll:

  • Self-paced learning eliminates distractions.
  • Essential writing rules in one easy-to-follow class.
  • Clear, effective instruction.
  • Homeschoolers receive instructional resources.
  • More cost effective than tutoring sessions.
    • Video Lessons, Lecture Slides, Quizzes, PDF Handouts

    • One-time payment. Lifetime Access.

    • Certificate of Completion

    • Easy Payment via PayPal or Stripe (which also includes Alipay, Bancontact, EPS, WeChat Pay, giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, SOFORT, and P24).

    Course Curriculum

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    • 1
    • 2
    • 3

      Writing Good Paragraphs

      • Video: Good Paragraphs

      • Slides: Good Paragraphs

      • Exercises: Good Paragraphs

      • Quiz: Paragraphs

    • 4

      Writing Complex Paragraphs

      • Videos: Complex Paragraphs

      • Slides: Complex Paragraphs

      • Sample: Complex Paragraphs

      • PDF: Complex Paragraphs

    • 5

      The Writing Process

      • Video: The Writing Process

      • Slides: Writing Process

      • Quiz: Writing Process

    • 6

      Thesis Statements

      • Video: Thesis Statements

      • Slides: Thesis Statements

      • Exercises: Thesis Statements

      • Quiz: Thesis Statements

    • 7

      Transition Words & Phrases

      • Video: Transitions

      • Slides: Transitions

      • Exercise: Transitions

      • Quiz: Transitions

    • 8

      Figures of Speech

      • Video: Figures of Speech

      • Slides: Figures of Speech

      • Quiz: Figures of Speech

    • 9

      3rd Person Writing

      • Video: Third Person Writing

      • Slides: Third Person Writing

      • Exercises: Formal Writing

      • Quiz: Academic Writing

    • 10

      Basic Research Skills

      • Slides: Research Terms

      • Quiz: Research Terms

      • Video: Basic Research

      • Slides: Basic Research

      • Video: Library Research

      • Exercise: Basic Reseasrch

      • Quiz: Basic Research

    • 11


      • Video: Plagiarism

      • Slides: Plagiarism

      • Exercises: Plagiarism

    • 12

      APA & MLA Format

      • Typing APA (Word 2016)

      • Video: Typing APA (Word 2007-2010)

      • Download: APA Paper

      • Typing MLA 7th Ed. (Word 2016)

      • Video: Typing MLA (Word 2007-2010)

      • Download: MLA Paper

    • 13

      Using Technology

      • Video: Citing & Linking Sources

      • What is a Peer Review?

      • Google Docs: Peer Review

      • Google Docs: Commenting & Suggesting

    • 14

      Before You Finish

      • Keep learning: My Books

      • Student Resources

      • More Resources

      • Your Certificate

      • Course Review

    Student Testimonial

    “I am working through this course to see if it could benefit my college freshman son, and wish I could have found this course before I began working on my Master’s Degree. It is very thorough, but the information and instruction does not bog down the student. I am passing this on to my son and would recommend to anyone needing a refresher or a fresh start at mastering advanced academic writing.”

    J. Cleveland Payne


    • Enrollment Discount Code

      Use this coupon code at checkout:
      STUDENT10 - 10% Off
      Does not apply to weekly payment plans.

    • Why is there a time limit on enrollment?

      Our classes are built to deliver high quality training in a short amount of time for maximum learning, practice, and retention.

    • Why are there no refunds?

      All enrollments are final. No refunds. Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, soul energy, and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!

    • When will I receive my certificate?

      When you have fulfilled all class requirements, and have scored a 75% or above on all assignments, you will receive a certificate within 24-48 hours after you have finished the class, not to exceed 7 days after finishing, depending on holidays and high class volumes.


    Ashan R. Hampton

    Instructor Bio

    Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock under the direction of Dr. C. Earl Ramsey, Emeritus. With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches original writing and grammar courses for global audiences. She is also a published author and has recently released the following grammar and proofreading books: 1) "Grammar Essentials for Proofreading, Copyediting & Business Writing,"  2) "Proofreading Power: Skills & Drills," and 3) "Adult Learner Grammar Essentials," now available on Amazon and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: