An essay is a short discussion of any nonfiction topic or idea. The writer crafts it, shapes it, and gives it voice.
This is the first lecture in a ten-lecture series about writing effectively.
When we write effectively, our words have power to enlighten, entertain, persuade, or give clear information to others.
In this first lecture we talk about reasons why it is important to be a better writer outside of the extrinsic value, and we look at reasons for you to stay motivated as you learn to write more effectively.
When the video is complete, please finish the first writing prompt as a way to practice and retain information from the lecture.