How do you start to write?

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

The "Student Success Writing Skills Express" 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.

What You Get

As an individual (single user) taking this class for personal or professional development, you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment (no expiration for lifetime access). You must complete all lessons and surveys to receive your certificate. Learn at your own pace. The instructor retains all copyright ownership for all of the materials presented in this course. Any resources not directly written by the instructor are duly noted and properly cited. Students are expected to abide by fair use laws when printing course materials. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    PDF Handouts
    Weekly Reminder Emails

  • Certificate of Completion
    Bonus eBook

  • Duration: 1 year (365 days) from date of enrollment

Course Curriculum

    1. Video: Good Paragraphs

    2. Slides: Good Paragraphs

    3. Exercises: Good Paragraphs

    4. Quiz: Paragraphs

    1. Videos: Complex Paragraphs

    2. Slides: Complex Paragraphs

    3. Sample: Complex Paragraphs

    4. PDF: Complex Paragraphs

    1. Video: The Writing Process

    2. Slides: Writing Process

    3. Quiz: Writing Process

    1. Video: Thesis Statements

    2. Slides: Thesis Statements

    3. Exercises: Thesis Statements

    4. Quiz: Thesis Statements

About this course

  • 32 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Your Instructor

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”--Albert Einstein

Ashan R. Hampton


Ashan R. Hampton served as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She proudly cherishes the distinction of being the first African American female 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. Outside of academics, Ashan worked for short stints in the corporate world as a technical writer, website designer, digital content coordinator, proofreader and legal editor. She is also a self-published author who has recently released multiple books on grammar, writing, proofreading and copyediting, now available on Amazon, Lulu, and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: