Associated Collegiate Press Improve Your Writing Certificate

Course Overview

Associated Collegiate Press Improve Your Writing Certificate
Certificate Program

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About Certificate Programs

Certificates of proficiency are designed to measure your knowledge of essential skills or information. To receive a certificate, take the NewsU courses associated with that certificate program and then successfully complete the online assessment for each course. Once you've passed all the assessments, you will receive your certificate from Poynter's NewsU.

The Poynter NewsU / Associated Collegiate Press “Improve Your Writing Certificate” indicates that participants have a solid foundation in grammar, AP style and punctuation, as well as the ability to spot their own errors and make their writing fit the medium. This certificate of proficiency is given to those who have an understanding of the essential skills and best practices.

Complete each of the courses in this certificate program, then take the assessments for each one. Questions from each assessment will cover content from each course. You'll have three chances to pass each assessment.

Who Benefits From This Certificate:

Any writers, reporters, bloggers, editors, producers who want to improve their writing's grammar, punctuation, focus, tone or structure.

How Certificates Work:
  • Each assessment contains about 15-20 multiple-choice and true-false questions
  • You must score at least 80 percent to pass each assessment
  • You'll get three chances to pass each assessment
  • You'll have 30 minutes to complete each assessment
  • When you pass all the assessments, you will receive your certificate

Questions? Read our Certificates FAQ or contact us.


The Associated Collegiate Press
ACP is the oldest and largest national membership organization for college student journalists. Since 1921, we've offered our members resources to help their publications - newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, broadcast programs, and online publications - improve. More than 20,000 students are staffers at ACP member publications.