How to Take This Class
Thank you for signing up for this class! If you proceed thoughtfully through this course, you will end up with a better book and a clearer focus of where you are headed with your novel. Often, planning the book is the hard part! Once you complete your 5 Steps, you will be ready to do the fun part—writing the story!
Contact the Instructor
I would be happy to answer your questions about this course. Please contact Patricia Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Do I Use—Phone or Computer?
Since you will be typing text in some lessons and moving things with a mouse or trackpad, it will be easier if you use a laptop or desktop computer to take this course. But you can certainly view everything on your phone.
This course is super easy to take. Just watch the video and interact with the questions you encounter. You can skip the interactions by using the links on the side of the video screen, but I would encourage you to take the time to respond to the questions.
If you can’t hear the audio, try reloading the page (Ctrl R) and going back to Slide 1. The audio takes a while to load, depending on your connection speed. But it should work once you reload the page. Also check that your device volume is not muted. Or that you don’t have earphones plugged in and lying on your desk. (That’s my specialty!)
Using the Interactive Video
Quiz Questions and Interactions
This course doesn’t really have quizzes, so don’t worry. You will, however, encounter questions or activities. If you are asked to match terms, simply drag and drop the bars on the right beside the bars on the left until they hook together. If the submit button doesn’t work correctly for you, just reload the page (Ctrl R). When you are asked if you want to resume where you left off, click NO. Then skip down to the next slide by using the left sidebar. Some browsers have trouble with the interactions.
Printing Your Text Entries for Later Use
You can print out text that you type in this class by using the Print Results button. You can also copy and paste what you type into your favorite text editor, such as Word. IMPORTANT: If you click RETRY QUIZ, you will lose what you have written in a text block. If you wish to make edits to your text, use the REVIEW QUIZ button.
Comments or Questions?
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