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Efficient Writing Course Online

Develop your written communications skills

Writing is essential to every day life. We use it for grocery lists, paying bills, sending work emails, and more. In this course, you’ll learn to:

  • organise your thoughts effectively
  • write clear, clean copy
  • always keep to the main point
  • write to a brief.

This course is suitable for anyone who needs to improve their written communication skills for work, report writing, study or for their own writing.

Aims

  • Define the nature and scope of writing.
  • Discuss the way written sentences and paragraphs are properly structured.
  • Develop an increased capacity to write clearly.
  • Develop improved conciseness in writing.
  • Develop and improve punctuation skills.
  • Apply basic writing skills more efficiently in a range of situations.

Lesson Structure

There are 6 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • Scope of writing -where is writing used
    • What is effective writing
    • Good writing is direct
    • Good writing is objective
    • Variety is good in writing
    • Understanding human communication
    • The communication process
    • Types of communication (verbal, non verbal, etc)
    • Communication channels
    • Communicating efficiently
    • Writing for a purpose
    • Understand your reader
    • Content
  2. Basic Writing Skills
    • Parts of speech
    • Types of nouns -proper, common, collective
    • Purals
    • Possessive nouns and pronouns
    • Types of verbs: regular, irregular etc.
    • Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions
    • Common gramatical errors: comma splices, fragmented sentences, dangling modifiers, etc
    • Sentence construction
    • Types of sentence: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, etc
    • Sentance structure
    • Constructing sentances
    • Combining sentances
    • Expanding basic sentances
    • Adding modifying words, phrases or clauses.
    • Linking words or phrases
  3. Clear Wording
    • Introduction
    • Common causes of confusion: homphones, malopropropisms, etc
    • Ambiguity
    • Making meanings clear: Illustrative context, glossing, etc
    • Informative language
    • Persuasive language
    • Imaginative language
    • Other types of language: colloquial, formal, informal, etc
    • Simplicity
    • Building a paragraph
    • General guidelines for effective writing
  4. Concise Wording
    • Conciseness
    • Circumlocution
    • Condensing your writing
    • Common problemscontributing to lack of conciseness
    • Active and passive voice
    • Condensing text: how to Precis
  5. Punctuation and Accuracy
    • Punctuation purpose
    • Semi colon, colon, dash, comma
    • Spelling
    • American or English spelling?
  6. Planning what you write
    • Business formats
    • Business letters
    • Planning what you write
    • Writing a media release
    • Writing an answer or an essay
    • Academic writing, verbs, quotations
    • Unpack the question
    • Research
    • Referencing

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

 

 

 

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Develop your written communications skills

    Writing is essential to every day life. We use it for grocery lists, paying bills, sending work emails, and more. In this course, you’ll learn to:

    • organise your thoughts effectively
    • write clear, clean copy
    • always keep to the main point
    • write to a brief.

    This course is suitable for anyone who needs to improve their written communication skills for work, report writing, study or for their own writing.

    Aims

    • Define the nature and scope of writing.
    • Discuss the way written sentences and paragraphs are properly structured.
    • Develop an increased capacity to write clearly.
    • Develop improved conciseness in writing.
    • Develop and improve punctuation skills.
    • Apply basic writing skills more efficiently in a range of situations.

    Lesson Structure

    There are 6 lessons in this course:

    1. Introduction
      • Scope of writing -where is writing used
      • What is effective writing
      • Good writing is direct
      • Good writing is objective
      • Variety is good in writing
      • Understanding human communication
      • The communication process
      • Types of communication (verbal, non verbal, etc)
      • Communication channels
      • Communicating efficiently
      • Writing for a purpose
      • Understand your reader
      • Content
    2. Basic Writing Skills
      • Parts of speech
      • Types of nouns -proper, common, collective
      • Purals
      • Possessive nouns and pronouns
      • Types of verbs: regular, irregular etc.
      • Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions
      • Common gramatical errors: comma splices, fragmented sentences, dangling modifiers, etc
      • Sentence construction
      • Types of sentence: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, etc
      • Sentance structure
      • Constructing sentances
      • Combining sentances
      • Expanding basic sentances
      • Adding modifying words, phrases or clauses.
      • Linking words or phrases
    3. Clear Wording
      • Introduction
      • Common causes of confusion: homphones, malopropropisms, etc
      • Ambiguity
      • Making meanings clear: Illustrative context, glossing, etc
      • Informative language
      • Persuasive language
      • Imaginative language
      • Other types of language: colloquial, formal, informal, etc
      • Simplicity
      • Building a paragraph
      • General guidelines for effective writing
    4. Concise Wording
      • Conciseness
      • Circumlocution
      • Condensing your writing
      • Common problemscontributing to lack of conciseness
      • Active and passive voice
      • Condensing text: how to Precis
    5. Punctuation and Accuracy
      • Punctuation purpose
      • Semi colon, colon, dash, comma
      • Spelling
      • American or English spelling?
    6. Planning what you write
      • Business formats
      • Business letters
      • Planning what you write
      • Writing a media release
      • Writing an answer or an essay
      • Academic writing, verbs, quotations
      • Unpack the question
      • Research
      • Referencing

    Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

     

     

     

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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