Chester County Night School

Effective Business Writing

Overview Participants increase their writing competence and confidence in this lively, hands-on seminar as they review and practice strategies for producing clear, well-organized, reader-friendly e-mail, memos, letters, and reports. Topics include how to (1) eliminate wordiness; (2) reduce writing and rewriting time; (3) organize, begin and end documents effectively; (4) present ideas strategically and diplomatically; and (5) recognize and correct the 10 most common errors in business documents. Participants are invited to send samples of their on-the-job writing for confidential feedback and receive The Writing Center’s manual, A Desk Guide to Business Writing. Intended Audience Anyone who is interested in increasing their writing competence and confidence resulting in production of succinct, focused e-mail, memos, letters and reports. At Completion Examples and exercises provide hands-on practice, as participants learn how to: Use five strategies to eliminate wordiness and make writing clear, active, and precise. Communicate precisely, delineate responsibility, emphasize key ideas, and call for action. Improve flow and make valuable information easily and immediately accessible. Streamline the writing process with a powerful, efficient four-step approach to writing. Begin and end documents effectively. Organize documents effectively. Call for action. Write for management, technical, lay and mixed audiences with varying levels of expertise and experience. Anticipate reader’s questions to ensure complete information. Win the reader’s acceptance and cooperation with positive, reader-centered wording. Identify and correct the 10 most common errors in business documents. Apply essential punctuation, usage, and grammar rules.

Code:18SCO387E
Dates:May 4, 2018   
Number of Sessions:1
Meets:F : 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fee:$225  

Notes:Each course is valid for 1 year upon activation.

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