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Creative Writing Mentoring

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

You love to write and you've been writing for a while, developing your style and honing your skills. You may already have taken a creative writing class or you've been working hard on your own. Now you're ready to commit more time and effort to your writing and feel that individual feedback and support will help you take it to the next level. For further information about the programme including FAQs, fees and sample feedback please visit: www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/centreforlifelonglearning. You can start the mentoring process at any point in the year and to enter the programme you should first enrol (see...

Feeding the Flame: Creative Writing for Writers (online via Myplace)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

This class is suitable for anyone who is writing regularly as time allows, ‘Feeding the Flame’ is also designed for previous ‘Kindling’ students who wish to further develop their creative writing skills in areas such as building ideas, story structure, characterisation and revision and editing. You will strengthen your writing skills with downloadable learning materials and regular writing assignments. You will also be able to communicate with your fellow students and the tutor through online forums, where you can leave written posts and also with two Zoom ‘live chats’. *Important note* ‘Feeding the Flame’ is the online version of our...

Inferno: Novel Writing (online via Myplace)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

‘Inferno’ is for individuals who want integrated feedback from the tutor and other writers. The main focus is on novel writing and you may already be working on a novel or seeking to get into the process of developing and writing one (the class is also suitable for anyone writing an autobiography or other types of long-form writing). During the class you will be asked to submit three pieces of work between 1500 and 3000 words, all part of the large piece you’re working on. You will be put into groups of 3/5 and will read and give feedback on...

Ablaze: Feeding the Flame 2: Creative Writing for Writers (online via Myplace)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Open to anyone who has completed 'Feeding the Flame', part two will cover topics including Dialogue Management, Perspective, Plotting and Structure, Style, Research and Getting into Print. It will also continue with the same weekly structure to keep you inspired and motivated and to help you further build on your writing skills and experience. As ever, in-depth feedback will be offered on submitted writing, which will also include two long assignments, and the tutor will be on hand to guide you in getting the best from your creative writing. *Important note* ‘Ablaze’ is the online version of our popular face-to-face...

Kindling: Creative Writing for Beginners (online via Myplace)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

This introductory-level class will introduce you to the basic principles of creative writing and encourage you to enjoy finding the words to communicate your ideas and stories. With weekly lessons using downloadable learning materials, there will be exercises to inspire you and the submission of writing throughout the class. 'Kindling' is designed as an interactive learning experience and you will be able to communicate directly with your fellow students and the tutor with online forums, where you can leave written posts and also with two Zoom ‘live chats’. Focused on your individual creative processes and abilities, this class will help...

Using Technology in your Family History Research (online via Myplace)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Explore the vast range of Scottish and worldwide online sources available to research your family history. You need to have a subscription to an online service and a discussion of which to choose is held at the start. Learn strategies to assist with online resources including going beyond the basics. Discover ongoing developments in genealogical technologies and a range of software. Written and recorded lectures and exercises are provided along with an interactive discussion forum.

Family History Research: Beyond the Basics (online via Myplace)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

As a family researcher you will already be familiar with basic sources. You will progress to examining more advanced resources for Scotland, England and Ireland, including testaments, newspapers, land and property records. Explore different research methods and ways of recording your findings. Learn about paleography (old handwriting), heraldry and genetic genealogy. Visit an online archive or library resource. Comprehensive lists of printed and other resources supplied. The key textbook for this class is: Durie, Bruce ‘Scottish Genealogy’, 4th edition (2017), History Press.

Family History Research: an introduction (online via Myplace)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Discover sources useful for tracing the story of your own family, including indexes, original records and online sources. The focus is on Scottish and English records, but also these strategies can be used for other countries. Case studies show how various sources are used to build a meaningful genealogical record of your family. Written and recorded lectures and exercises are provided with an interactive discussion of research results and problems arising. The text for this class is: 'Discover your Scottish Ancestry: Internet and traditional resources', G Holton and J Winch, 2nd revised ed. (2009), Edinburgh University Press.

Understanding Autosomal DNA Testing for Genealogy: A Beginners Guide (online via Myplace)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Learn about the scientific basis of autosomal testing and the skills needed to interpret DNA test results for genealogy. Autosomal tests are the most popular type of DNA test (taken by men and women), and can be linked to online family trees. Through a theoretical and methodological framework this class will help you interpret and understand the relevance of your results and matching to others. Scenarios are identified where autosomal or further testing might be applied and you will also learn how to use third party utilities such as Gedmatch. Suitable for those who have already taken an autosomal DNA...

Genetic Genealogy: An Introduction (online via Myplace)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

This class provides basic knowledge of the scientific and technological aspects of genetic genealogy and teaches the skills needed to interpret results from paternal, maternal and autosomal DNA test results. Approximately half the time focuses on Y-DNA testing, including using STRs and SNPs. Through online lectures, exercises and interactive forums, you will develop an understanding of DNA test results and what further tests and/or genealogical research might prove worthwhile. Suitable for those who have already taken a DNA test. For those interested in taking a Y-DNA test before joining, the only provider of these which offer a results-matching database is...

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