"I used to dread teaching writing until I found your information a number of years ago.
Your system helped me, which then helped the students."
— a high school English teacher —
“This is the first writing course I’ve ever seen Jeremiah get excited about.
I appreciate your work — it’s a tremendous help.”
— a homeschooling parent —
"It was the most important course I took in high school."
— a graduate of the summer writing program —
“I love this course. It's like improvisation.
You learn a few basic building blocks,
and you can play (or write) just about anything.”
— the upright bass player in the jazz band —
"I’m very interested and would like to incorporate these techniques
in a composition class for college Freshmen.”
— a university Provost —
Dr. Francis Christensen
Creator of the program
Dr. Francis Christensen was an English professor at the University of Southern California. In 1968 he published his masterpiece, The Christensen Rhetoric Program, which proved beyond a doubt that the study of seven basic grammatical building blocks—phrases and clauses—is the fastest and most effective path to better writing.
In 1988 I acquired the copyright to the works of Dr. Christensen, and since then I have written a three-book series, published as The Stewart English Program.
Now, with the publication of the Writing Whatever online course, we make the Christensen method available to a global audience, from high school through adult.
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(We can't teach you what to write, but we can teach you how to write it.)