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  • Course Start Date: 2019-02-15
  • Time: 09:00:00 - 16:00:00
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Location: Ottawa
  • Delivery Methods(s): Instructor Led

Course Outline

Lessons

Course Length: 6hrs (1 day)

We all know what good writing is. It's the novel we can't put down, the poem we never forgot, and the speech that changes the way we look at the world. Good writing is the memo that gets action and the letter that says what a phone call can't.

In business writing, the language is concrete, the point of view is clear, and the points are well expressed. Good writing is hard work, and even the best writers get discouraged. However, with practice you can feel more confident about your own writing. This workshop will give participants the tools to become better writers.

Learning Objectives:
- The value of good written communication.
- How to write and proofread your work so it is clear, concise, complete, and correct.
- How to apply these skills in real world situations.
- Understanding the proper format for memos, letters, and e-mails.

Target Student
Everybody in the workplace who needs to communicate with colleagues or clients will benefit from this course. If you want to write a more impressive résumé, or if you want to gain a significant edge for advancement purposes, then this course is for you. Good writing is an extremely valuable skill, and everybody in a business environment can benefit from the lessons covered in this course.

Course Outline
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

Why Write?
Many people feel that writing is a burden or something they should be able to delegate. This session will help participants identify the value of writing.

The Four C's
Participants will discuss the four C's of writing: clear, concise, complete, and correct. Participants will practice each C through writing exercises.

Word Agreement
During this session, participants will explore word agreement through a brief lecture and a writing exercise.

Active and Passive Voice
Most people prefer to read writing that is in the active voice. We will discuss and practice both voices during this session.

Sentences and Sentence Types
This session will discuss the structure of sentences and paragraphs. Then, participants will apply this knowledge to a writing exercise.

Manners and Courtesy
Courtesy is an important principle of good business writing. During this session, participants will examine and rank several business letters, helping them explore their own style and preference.

Practical Language
It is important to use words that best reflect what you are trying to say. In this session, we will examine some common dilemmas (such as fewer vs. less) and suggested solutions.

Inclusive Language
Another key part of writing is political correctness. Participants will have an opportunity to re-write some exclusive terms to make them inclusive.

Sentence Construction

The two basic rules for constructing sentences are: use construction that makes meaning clear and keep construction parallel. Participants will re-write sentences that don't follow these rules.

Punctuation
During this session, participants will work in teams to develop a series of test questions for other teams. We have included some key points that you can use to debrief the test.

Writing Business Letters

This session begins with three lectures on the steps for writing a business letter, types of letters, and the parts of a business letter. Participants will then examine samples of business letters to determine the type and the parts of each letter.

Writing Effective E-mails
Virtually everyone today uses e-mail to communicate at work and at home. This session will give participants some tips on writing effective e-mails and managing mail.

Spelling and Proofreading
Proofreading carelessly can spoil a writer's best efforts. This session will help participants identify common spelling errors and practice their proofreading skills.

Reviewing Your Writing
In this session, participants will customize a checklist to help them ensure that each document is the best that they can do.

Writing Challenges
To wrap up the workshop, participants will work in small groups to identify some possible solutions to the ten most common writing challenges.

Workshop Wrap-Up
At the end of the workshop, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

Cancellation Policy

Compuease Cancellation Policy
We at Compuease work hard to arrange our schedules around your needs. Last minute cancellations put additional strain on our schedules and therefore we have the following Cancellation Policy for our Public Classes. You may cancel or reschedule a registration at any time up to 10 business days before the class without penalty. Canceling or rescheduling a registration within 10 business days requires full payment of the course fee. You are welcome to transfer your seat in a class to another individual at any time before the class.

Training Location

CompuEase Training Classroom
130 Albert Street Suite 801

Ottawa, ON
Canada   

About CompuEase

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CompuEase, a family owned and operated computer training school was founded in 1988 and has ever since grown to become one of the most recognized and esteemed schools of its kind in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. It has been a leader in the IT training and consulting market since 1988. It is also one of the rare schools that offer courses in both official languages. CompuEase offers an array of courses from basic to expert level. It is proud to have among its clients many of the private firms as well as most of government departments and organizations including the Senate, the House of Commons and the Bank of Canada. Here are some of the reasons why you should get your training done with us: - 30-day "Learn or Come Back Free" guarantee - Unlimited phone and e-mail support - Supporting training manuals in either English or French - CompuEase Certificate of Achievement - Small Classes to ensure maximum participation Our very high rate of returnees speaks for itself.

Training Provider Rating

This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.32 out of 5 based on 229 reviews.

Geoff was a great instructor and very knowledgeable. Loved the 1 on 1 option which allowed me to complete 2 courses in 1 day.
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Lori was excellent!
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I think I underestimated my own knowledge of the program. This is not necessarily at the fault of the course or training provider.
I found the instructor very informative and she addressed all of my questions and concerns.
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Instructor and venue were excellent. Made a full day training course enjoyable.
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The building itself is pretty dingy, but the instructor made up for it!!
Too much information in one day - instructor had to race through material, skipping some of it entirely. Start delayed by 20 minu ... Read more
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Too much information in one day - instructor had to race through material, skipping some of it entirely. Start delayed by 20 minutes due to course material not having been properly loaded on computers. These issues continued throughout class, ie some of my important menu tabs were in french, others in english. I had requested an English class. Another student had Excel 2007 instead of Excel 2010, when the rest of us and the instructor were working with 2010. I would have liked to continue to 4:00, but the instructor made it clear that her preference was to leave at 3:30, so no one said anything. The windows had to be opened because the room was too warm, but the people next to the windows were wearing their coats because they were too cold.

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