What you’ll learn in this course

Want to amp up your writing? The most successful writers know how to balance syntax, revise weak sentences, and master usage challenges. Join instructor Dan Reynolds for a course that will take your writing from good to great!

During this 4-part course, you will see strong and weak examples of market research writing, and learn key writing concepts that will transform your reports, emails, and presentations. The course will cover basics of style such as punctuation and usage, and help students develop their own house style guides adapted to their specific audiences.

Upon course completion, you will be able to 

  • Revise sentences by improving action verbs, balancing syntax, and avoiding redundancy
  • Recognize and avoid punctuation and usage errors
  • Develop a style guide for usage and punctuation
  • Address writing issues in structures, lists, bullets, captions, and figures
  • Work with the instructor and classmates for writing feedback

As a student, you get lots of helpful videos, readings and reference material.

Take a look inside the course

  • 1


    • Getting Ready to Rock!

  • 2

    Part 1: Starting with Sentences

    • Lesson Plan

    • Starting with Sentences [Lecture]

    • Starting with Sentences [Slide Viewer]

    • Starting with Sentences [Slide File Download]

    • Rockstar Practice

  • 3

    Part 2: Punctuation & Usage

    • Lesson Plan

    • Punctuation & Usage [Lecture]

    • Punctuation & Usage [Slide Viewer]

    • Punctuation & Usage [Slide File Download]

    • Rockstar Practice

  • 4

    Part 3: Style Guides

    • Lesson Plan

    • Style Guides [Lecture]

    • Style Guides [Slide Viewer]

    • Style Guides [Slide File Download]

    • Rockstar Practice

  • 5

    Part 4: Structure & Workshop

    • Lesson Plan

    • Structure & Workshop [Lecture]

    • Structure & Workshop [Slide Viewer]

    • Structure & Workshop [Slide File Download]

  • 6

    Bonus Resources

    • Recommended Reading & Viewing

  • 7


    • Your Rockstar Status Awaits: Final Assessment

  • 8

    Our Short Feedback Survey

    • Your candid feedback helps us improve

Meet Your Instructor

Dan Reynolds, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education

Dan Reynolds has more than eleven years' of teaching experience including high school, undergraduate, and master's classes — and two years with Research Rockstar. His expertise crosses many kinds of statistics, from basic inferential stats to more complex regressions, multilevel models, structural equation models, and item response models. Dan is an Assistant Professor of education at John Carroll University. He received his PhD in Education from Vanderbilt University in 2017, specializing in quantitative methodologies for social science research with a focus on high school literacy instruction. He also holds a MS in Education and a BS in English from the University of Notre Dame.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is 'hybrid eLearning'?

    Many Research Rocksktar students enjoy the schedule flexibility of our on-demand training format. That's great! But for those seeking an interactive experience with real-time instructor demonstrations and support, nothing beats our real-time sessions! All Research Rockstar courses are offered twice a year in real-time. And 24/7 in the on-demand format.

  • Why memberships?

    Most of our students are working professionals with busy schedules. Sometimes they intend to complete training more quickly than the reality of looming project deadlines allow. With a membership, students have access to all of their classes. No time-outs!

  • Can I get a Free Sample?

    Yes. We offer free previews of 5 courses. Just select the course—or courses—of interest. Be sure to watch a lecture, read a case study or even try a sample quiz.

  • Can I get a group discount?

    Yes. If you have a team of five or more people, please contact sales@researchrockstar.com to ask about volume discounts. We also offer private training for groups either in the virtual classroom or at your location.

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