Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions about our online writing courses. If your question is not answered here, please feel free to email us at [email protected].

How do the online writing courses work?

Our online writing courses include weekly text lessons and assignments. Your tutor will provide written feedback on the assignments.

The writing courses do not run in real time, so you do not have to be online at a particular time or day. Your tutor will email you a new module and assignment once a week. You will have seven days to complete the weekly assignment and return it for feedback.

When a new week begins, you will still be able to access the lessons from the previous weeks.

What are the advantages of an online writing course?

An online writing course is flexible and allows you to participate at any time, from anywhere in the world.

Do I need to be good with computers to participate in the course?

No. All you need is internet access and a computer! Our courses are user-friendly. The tutor will email you a new module and assignment every week and all you need to do is read that email, write the assignment and send back the typed-up assignment for feedback.

How often will I receive feedback?

Your tutor will send you written feedback on your assignments once a week.

Do I need previous writing experience?

You don’t need previous writing experience or study to take most of our courses. We offer courses for writers of various levels.

How do I know which writing course to choose?

If you’ve read the course outlines and are not sure which course to take, you can contact us and we’ll be happy to help you choose the best course for you.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Fees must be paid in full before the course starts. If you need to withdraw from a course, please contact us at least one week before the course starts. We can then provide a refund, less a $25 administration fee.

If you withdraw from the course less than one week before the course starts, unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund.

If you wish to withdraw from a course, please email us at [email protected]. Informing a tutor does not constitute withdrawal.

The Writing Quarter reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment. If we cancel a course, students will receive a full refund.

How much time do I need to allocate to the course?

There will be writing assignments to work on every week. Students can expect to spend two to three hours every week on the course.

How can I pay for a course?

You can pay by card by visiting the relevant course page and following the booking/payment details on the page.

I can't find an answer to my question, how do I contact you?

If you can’t find an answer to your question, please use our Contact Form.

Why should I choose your online courses?

The difference between our online writing courses and many other online courses is, it’s one-to-one. Your tutor will provide private written feedback on your weekly assignments, helping you to become a better writer. All of our tutors are highly qualified and experienced writers.

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