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​​​​Short Course Writing Made Easy

C0FC002, C0FC003, C0FC004

  • Starts January, April, July and October
  • 20 hours per module in your own time
  • Applications are ongoing
  • Free to New Zealand citizens/permanent residents aged 16 years and over *
  • Study part-time
  • Online course

Get the skills to write better assignments, essays and reports. Learn at your own pace, in your own time with any, or all, of the following modules.

Each module takes approximately 20 hours to complete, and includes quizzes and self tests as you learn.

​Programme Content

Grammar Online
This module will help you to understand basic grammar, punctuation, simple sentence structure and commonly confused words.


  • Using capitals
  • Contractions
  • Full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
  • Nouns, proper nouns and pronouns
  • Basic sentence structure
  • Direct speech
  • Commonly confused words
  • Verbs
  • Abbreviations
  • Plurals
  • Commas
  • Agreement of subject and verb

Writing Online
Following on from Grammar Online, this module will explain how to make your writing clear, concise and considerate.


  • Word groups and sentence structure (the basics)
  • Spelling, punctuation and editing
  • Grammar errors
  • Style
  • Writing for the reader
  • Review tests

Report Writing Online
This module will help you to understand the rules for writing reports.


  • Writing and sourcing factual information for findings
  • Writing conclusions consistent with the evidence presented
  • Writing recommendations
  • Report format
  • Language of reports
  • Proofreading
  • Review tests


Entry Criteria

Writing Made Easy modules are open to anyone who wishes to improve their writing skills.

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