Advanced Writing Skills

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description This is a one-day workshop for proficient writers. Class time will be devoted to all types of business writing such as letters of congratulations, persuasion, refusal or action. Current word usage and up-to-date formats will be reflected. Participants will become more skilled in writing professional business documents that are brief, but concise, clear yet direct, complete and correct.

Learning Objectives
- Identify common spelling errors and practice their proofreading skills.
- Learn the value of good written communication.
- Revisit the rules of proper grammar and clear communication.
- Develop an appropriate writing style.
- Improve sentence structure and paragraph development.
- Develop effective business communications for tough situations.
- To apply these skills in real work applications.

Course Content


INTRODUCTIONS, LEARNING OBJECTIVES

PRE-WORKSHOP ASSIGNMENT

CLEAR, CONCISE, COMPLETE, CORRECT

GUIDELINES FOR EFFECTIVE BUSINESS WRITING

READABILITY INDEX

BUSINESS LETTER FORMAT

STYLE

SENTENCE AND PARAGRAPH CONSTRUCTION

DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS

SIMPLE TO COMPLEX

IMPROVE COHERENCE

TYPES OF BUSINESS LETTERS

E-MAIL

BETTER BUSINESS WRITING EXERCISES

REVIEW

EVALUATION

SUGGESTED READING LIST