human resources - learning and development

 

Writing Skills

Session Leader

Europa Consultancy Limited

Duration

One full day

Aim & Objectives

To develop skills in writing clearly and persuasively,

To learn how to plan, structure and present your writing,

To learn to use Plain English,

To develop good proof-reading skills,

To identify personal strengths and weaknesses and take the necessary steps to produce good quality written work.

 

Who will benefit?

This course is suitable for members of staff who are required to produce well written documents at work.

 

Participation

The programme is participative.  Delegates are asked to bring an example of their written work with them and be prepared to give and receive feedback. The programme uses exercises, video, research and current best practice to give a comprehensive learning experience.

Information Covered

Understanding writing and its place in communication

Identifying 4 different written English languages

Asking the key question “why?” when starting a document

Setting objectives of documents

Using Plain English

Reminder on punctuation and its role in communication

Twenty classic errors in written English

The “telescope”, “stethoscope” and “microscope” of proof reading

The 6 stages of report writing

To book a place on a session or join the waiting list please use the booking form.

 

Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 764000 or contact us

Last Updated: 23/01/2013