We all think we know how to write, but once classes start and the word counts rise we slowly realize how behind we are. Keep your head above water, and your brain from cramping, by taking a writing class in your first semester.
The advising group at American Public University System suggests taking a writing course up front to get familiar with the online format. You’ll have varying lengths of content to hand in. For example, discussion posts are typically short (around 150 words), and term papers can be upwards of 15 pages. Seek help from your advising department if you think your writing skills are falling short, and they can point you in the direction of a tutor with the school.
Good luck, and happy writing!
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