Written Communication
Course Name: Effective Writing Workshop
Credits: NASBA CPEs: 14|CEUs: 1.4
Level: Refresher

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April 21 - 22, 2020
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June 29 - 30, 2020
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July 29 - 30, 2020
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August 3 - 4, 2020
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September 23 - 24, 2020
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October 21 - 22, 2020
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November 9 - 10, 2020
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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for professionals who would like to improve their business writing skills and/or refresh their understanding of the principles of effective business writing.

Course Objectives

  • Learn Plain Language techniques for writing easy-to-read and easy-to-understand documents.
  • Avoid many of the common mistakes that most writers make.
  • Write precise and concise sentences and paragraphs that effectively communicate information and ideas.
  • Discover new methods for organizing your documents to meet your readers' needs.
  • Find out how the active voice will add strength and clarity to your writing.
  • Learn to identify and write for your audience.
  •  Practice, practice, practice!!!  Receive numerous exercises to reinforce what you have learned.
  • Receive a copy of The Elements of Business Writing.

Course Agenda

Part One: The Fundamentals

-  Course Overview
-  Diagnostic Test
-  Review Grammar Essentials
-  Identify Steps to the Writing Process
-  Strategies for Overcoming Writer’s Block
-  Connecting Thinking to Writing
-  Transferring a Message from Brain to Page
-  Outlining
-  Using a Thesis Statement
-  Putting Plain Language in Effect

Part Two: Attention to Detail

-  Vocabulary Building
-  Audience Awareness
-  Appropriate Business Language
-  Setting the Right Tone
-  Developing Clear and Concise Paragraphs
-  Writing in the Active Voice

Part Three: Rules and Application

-  Methodology of Specific Writings
-  Purposes for Writing
-  Designing Reader-friendly Documents
-  Practical Application
-  Team Exercises
-  Plain Language Checklist
-  Editing Checklist
-  Proofreading Tips

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