Learn the value of good written communications. Develop paragraphs that introduce, connect, develop, & conclude some part of an idea. Prepare reports & proposals that inform, persuade & provide information. Learn how to proofread your work....
- Course Outline
Many people are defeated by the attitude that writing is an awesome task. These people do not trust themselves with the language. They go to the files to see what has been done in the past. To overcome their insecurity, they try to write to impress. They hunt for big words to sound like an authority on the subject. They pad their reports to indicate thoroughness. That is not the path to confident, effective writing. This two-day workshop will help you teach participants the habits of good writing.
Workshop objectives include:
- Learn the value of good written communications.
- Develop paragraphs that introduce, connect, develop, and conclude some part of an idea.
- Prepare reports and proposals that inform, persuade, and provide information.
- Learn how to proofread your work so you are confident it is clear, concise, complete, and correct.
- Provide an opportunity to apply these skills in real work applications.
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.
Becoming a Good Writer
To begin, participants will learn ways to become a good writer. Participants will also learn the four C's of good writing.
The Rules of Writing
Next, participants will learn the nine rules of report writing.
The Readability Index
This session will teach participants how to use the Gunning Fog Index.
Next, participants will learn how to create topic sentences for paragraphs.
During this session, participants will explore ways to create emphasis.
Unity and Coherence
This session will teach participants how to create unity in their report.
Active and Passive Voice
Next, participants will look at the differences between the active and passive voice.
The Stages of Report Writing
The bulk of the second day will be spent exploring the four stages of report writing: investigation, planning, writing, and revising.
During this session, participants will look at the additional components of a formal report.
How to Use Headings
This session will provide a brief introduction to laying out a report.
Charts and Graphs
Next, participants will learn the right way to add charts and graphs to their report.
During this session, participants will learn how writing a proposal is different from writing a report.
The Finishing Touches
This session will look at finishing touches for a report, including steps in the persuasion process, how to design your message, and how to deal with tough questions.
To wrap up the workshop, participants will peer edit each others' work.
At the end of the workshop, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
Certificate of completion
- Cancellation Policy
ctc TrainCanada - We Never Cancel*:
We are unique in the corporate training field in that we do not cancel desktop applications courses due to low enrollment. When there are less than 3 students, ctc TrainCanada will personalize the class (students then receive more time with the instructor to address their individual needs allowing the student to complete the full course in less time) or connect the student remotely to a class at one of our other branches via TrainLive remote classroom instruction. *Microsoft Certified Courses and other technical courses require a minimum enrollment of three students. Business Skills courses require multiple students in order to run due to the interactive nature of the training. Selected Desktop Applications courses may require a minimum enrollment of two students to run. ctc TrainCanada® reserves the right to deliver Microsoft Certified and other technical courses via TrainLive remote classroom instruction in order to guarantee the course to run.
ctc TrainCanada Cancellation policy:
You may cancel or reschedule this registration in writing with no penalty with a minimum of 10 business days' notice prior to the first day of the course. Full payment is required if you cancel or reschedule this registration within 10 business days prior to the first day of the course. However, substitutions are welcome. If you do need to cancel or reschedule a publicly scheduled course within the 10 day non-cancellation period (not a client dedicated course), payment is to be made and a training voucher for a public course will be issued to you. This allows you to attend a future date for the same course at no charge (subject to availability).
No-shows will not be issued a training voucher.
Complimentary Service: We offer all our students coffee, tea, juice or pop, muffins or pastries in the morning and cookies baked in our own oven each afternoon.
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