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Writing Made Easy

Course details

  • Dates to be confirmed
  • 20 hours per module in your own time
  • Part-time
  • Fees-free*
  • You may qualify for fee-free study under Fees-free
  • Online delivery


Students in this programme will learn to write better assignments, essays and reports. Each module takes approximately 20 hours to complete and includes quizzes and self-tests.

Free to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents aged 16 years and over.

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

What you will learn

Grammar online

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

Students will learn:

  • 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 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 students 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

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Entry criteria

Writing Made Easy modules are open to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents aged 16 years and over.


To check what you need to gain direct entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.

What you will need

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - payment and permits may be required. The Gardens Campus has free parking available. Learn more about parking and find out about bus services here.

He reo pōwhiri, your official welcome to Wintec

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course-related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

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    General book suppliers

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