Don't just learn to write! Learn to be a great writer!  Get creative with poems, interactive stories, short novels, even plays and movie scripts, and later get serious with articles, essays and personal statements! Learn to use new words and precise language to reach your reader! Reach your own writing zenith as you benefit from professional writers with years of experience!

Sell yourself with the perfect CV, university personal statement, and cover letter!                                               

    This course can literally change your life! A great university personal statement is essential to getting a great offer at a top university. And for future jobs, having a standout CV and a cover letter that shows the employer why you are the perfect fit for the job can be the difference between getting called in for an interview and or having your CV ending up in the bin!

You will learn:

- more about yourself, who you are, and what you have to offer the world

- how to sell your strengths (and your weaknesses!)

- design skills as you craft an eye-catching CV

- a writing style that sounds confident yet humble too

Learn to write great messages, letters, emails, petitions and even codes and epistolary stories!

Learn the secrets to article writing, how to analyse, balance arguments, and persuade!

Make your writing more precise and powerful as you learn to create poems and song lyrics!

Learn the 5 Acts and 10 beats to write the perfect story!                                                                                           

    Most teachers, and many Hollywood writers even, don't really know why some stories are excellent, and some really don't work well. The answer to this question has been a lifelong obsession for Oxford Master Matt Townend, and after twenty years of searching, he finally found the answers. In this course, he shares the secrets of perfect stories! But writing is a difficult skill - the most advanced English skill as you need strong grammar and vocabulary to do it well. 

On this course you will learn:

- why human beings love stories

- the 5 Acts and 10 beats of all stories (hence Pentactive - penta means 5!)

- how to conceive of and structure a story

- how to create character, setting and voice

- how to write in paragraphs

- how to use commas correctly

- how to write in past tense

and more! Stories are useful not just for budding authors - they can be used to sell, to persuade, to inspire, to teach. This might be the most powerful, insightful and useful course of all our Oxford Masters' courses, and it is definitely the one we are most proud of!

NB - the picture is of 'Captain America'. The Marvel superhero movies are great examples of good storytelling. The Pentactive Writing Course uses the star as its symbol - a star is also Captain America's symbol!

Create your own wikis or contribute to Wikipedia, and learn academic writing style!