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Continuing Education and Professional Development
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Siena Hall, Room 106
Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002 516.323.3550

Writing

 Effective Writing Skills for Business and Understanding Social Media

Course Number: WR-1500
Tuition: $245
Develop superior communication skills and better business writing including emails, letters and other vital documents. Understand the basics of social medias and how to make it work for you and your business. Utilize the best vocabulary to set the perfect tone and style. Arrange ideas and facts logically, increase coherence, edit and proofread. Make successful communication part of your skill base. This course is generally offered for 6 sessions in the evening or on Saturdays, three times a year: from October -December, March - April and from June-July. Click here for the current schedule of classes.

Instructor: Maureen Cronin, novelist, Go Faster Go. Maureen has over 20 years experience as a writer, copy editor and marketing professional.
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Getting Published

Course Number: WR-3000
Tuition: $195
You've got a way with words...and now you're ready to get yourself published. Learn where to find your niche, how to write a query letter or a synopsis of your article, short story or novel. Learn how to read editorial calendars and sell your idea for publication for income. Published novelist Maureen Cronin will take you through the steps to getting published. This course is generally offered for 8 sessions in the evening two times a year: from October -December and from June-July. Click here for the current schedule of classes.

Instructor: Maureen H. Cronin, Novelist. See bio under WR-1500
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Creative Writing

Course Number: WR-2500
Tuition: $195
Have you got a story or a novel in you? Would you like to be able to write with persuasion and punch? Whether it's writing to sell your product or service, a short story or the ever-elusive novel, this course will cover all the bases of powerful, creative writing. You will also learn how to find your personal "voice," to edit your own work, to perfect and polish your style and most importantly, how to get past 'writer's block' with a simple creative brainstorming methods. Also includes information about the paper-to-print process, the new world of on-demand printing and the truth about agents and publishers. This course is generally offered for 6 sessions in the evening or on Saturdays, three times a year: from October -December, from February-March and from April-May. Click here for the current schedule of classes.

Instructor: Maureen H. Cronin, Novelist. See bio under WR-1500
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Creative Writing II

Course Number: WR-2520
Tuition: $195
A continuation of Creative Writing. This course will help further develop your writing skills. Hear feedback from Ms. Cronin and your fellow classmates. Complete your novel. This class also spends time discussing query letters and synopses for publishers or literary agents. The pros and cons of self-publishing will be discussed.nd polish your style and most importantly, how to get past 'writer's block' with a simple creative brainstorming methods. Also includes information about the paper-to-print process, the new world of on-demand printing and the truth about agents and publishers. This course is generally offered for 6 sessions in the evening or on Saturdays, three times a year from February - March, from April-May and from July-August. Click here for the current schedule of classes.

Instructor: Maureen H. Cronin, Novelist. See bio under WR-1500.
Click here for the current schedule of classes.

Being Funny on the Web: New!

Course Number: WR-2700  
Tuition: $195
Have a funny bone but aren't ready yet for Open Mike night? The Web is an excellent vehicle for showcasing your sense of humor. Learn how to write funny content for websites, blogs, social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook, and even create your own website/blog. This class will also cover how to get your voice "noticed" on the web and eventually get paid for your funny writing. This course is generally offered for 5 sessions in the evening, three times a year from October - November, March - April, and from July-August. Click here for the current schedule of classes.

Instructor:  RISA LEWAK, M.S. Ed, is a comedy writer. She is the author of the humor book, "Don't Stalk the Admissions Officer" and runs her own blog:www.admissionsangst.com She also is a writer for Nickelodeon's humor website for moms: www.nickmom.com.

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Registration
Students should register for classes at least one week prior to the start of classes to insure enough time for you to get your confirmation and parking permit. However, you can register up until the day of class. Please note that some of our classes do close out and some of our classes do cancel, so you may be taking a chance of not getting into the course of your choice by waiting.

To register online click here and then click the course title. To register in person, by phone, by fax or by mail, click here and follow the directions. Confirmation of your registration and classroom assignments will be mailed or emailed to you upon receipt of your registration.

Mailing List/Request a Catalog
The schedule of classes comes out in our catalog which is mailed twice a year (January and July) to students who have made an inquiry or registered within the last 6 months. However, the most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on the program webpage. We will also email you reminders of the upcoming schedule if you have provided us with an email address. Request a catalog or join our mailing list.

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