Skip to main content

About this free course

Become an OU student

Download this course

Share this free course

Succeed with learning
Succeed with learning

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

1.4 Developing your writing skills

Writing well does take practice, so if you want to develop your writing skills further, you may like to search the OpenLearn website [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] or elsewhere for courses on this subject. In particular, take a look at another badged course, English: skills for learning. For now, this course will look at a popular way to organise your ideas before writing a piece of finished personal writing or a more formal essay – mind mapping.