A basic writing course will not give you the skills to become a writer overnight. It is aimed at people who have little to no literacy skills to enable them to learn to read and write. A basic writing course will teach an individual everything about writing from holding a pen correctly to forming the letters in the right way. It will also give a learner basic grammar skills and teach them the correct spelling of words. The correct format of documents such as writing a letter in the correct way is another benefit of taking a basic writing course.