12 month period
Rethink what it means to be a good writer with this thought-provoking course created by Miami's nationally known Howe Center for Writing Excellence (HCWE) and offered through Miami Professional Education. One look through this window, and you'll see writing in a whole new light.
12 month period
Start and finish anytime
Zero costs to participants
You will explore four common myths about writing through questions like: What does it mean to write? Who is a writer? How do we define good writing? Along the way, you'll gain practical strategies to become a more effective communicator in the contexts that matter to you.
Learn from Miami faculty, working professionals, and Miami alumni through interactive activities and design. Analyze your own professional writing, and challenge your understanding of what writing is and how it works.
Step up to a completely new approach that goes beyond the mechanics of writing. Learn why good writing is more than correct, error-free, clear, or concise writing. The Howe Center for Writing Excellence faculty and staff will guide you through a journey that debunks common misconceptions about writing.
Each myth includes a variety of highly engaging elements designed to spark your curiosity. This course encourages you to get curious and explore the content, from visualizations and interactive content to case studies and side quests. Throughout, you'll hear from Miami faculty, Miami alumni, and working professionals.
Whether you're just starting your career or are a seasoned professional, this course will meet you where you are. You'll learn how to harness the concepts of rhetoric to communicate your ideas, expertise, and point-of-view more powerfully. This knowledge applies to every position in every field and aspect of life — from writing a text to developing a business proposal.
All participants who complete the Miami Writing Institute will be able to download a beautiful set of Rhetorical Action Cards to help you apply the principles you've learned in your daily life.
Thanks to the generosity and vision of Roger and Joyce Howe (both '57), Miami established the nationally-recognized Howe Center for Writing Excellence in 1997. The HCWE serves as the hub for supporting and facilitating the teaching, learning, and study of writing on campus. The Howes' support has enabled Miami to develop innovative programs that infuse writing curriculum across disciplines and offer specialized services to help students achieve writing excellence.Learn more
Howe Writing Across the Curriculum (HWAC) is the faculty-focused arm of the Howe Center for Writing Excellence (HCWE). Its mission is to help faculty and graduate teaching assistants provide the most innovative, research-based writing instruction in the country. HWAC is committed to influencing writing-related research, practice, and policies at Miami and nationwide. By putting a spotlight on writing education at Miami, HWAC helps prepare students to be effective writers in academic, professional, and personal settings.Learn more
The Howe Writing Center (HWC) is the student-focused initiative of the Howe Center for Writing Excellence. The mission of the HWC is to ensure that both undergraduate and graduate student writers at Miami receive helpful feedback and support on their writing projects from well-trained peer-consultants, and are assisted in developing as effective writers in different contexts and genres. The HWC encourages writers to bring in writing produced for various purposes, whether professional, personal, or academic.Learn more
The mission of the HCWE is to ensure that Miami supports its students in developing as effective writers in college, and fully prepares all of its graduates to excel as clear, concise, and persuasive writers in their careers, communities, and personal lives.