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Writing Made Easy

Course details

  • Jan 2020
    Apr 2020
  • 20 hours per module in your own time
  • Part-time
  • Fee Free
  • Hamilton City Campus


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'll 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

Entry criteria

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


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 timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and 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:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status



Clinical placement

Course guide

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We offer the course guides (prospectuses) in both digital and physical form. Click on the document to download, or fill in the form and we will post or email you a copy.

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