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Writers At Work: A Review for Professionals - Part III: Achieving Clear, Concise Writing

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Description

This is the third of four review courses that together provide an in-depth review of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, sentence structure and style. While it is preferable that students take all four courses in sequence, they may also pick and choose the individual courses that suit their needs.

Part III of the review will help the student develop a clear, concise, and dynamic writing style. Tutoring, readings, textbook and exercises help students ensure that they understand the concepts and can revise their own writing to be more clear, concise, and dynamic. Topics include clear reference; using synonyms and transitions; avoiding redundancy and achieving concise, strong sentences; appropriate use of jargon; effective use of invented words; choosing strong verbs, etc.

Required Book:

The Classic Guide to Better Writing: Step-by-Step Techniques and Exercises to Write Simply, Clearly and Correctly By Rudolf Flesch & Abraham H. Lass 0062730487:Product Link on Barnes & Noble.com.


Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the course:

1. The student will demonstrate the ability to identify and revise ineffective writing and to generate clear, concise and dynamic writing.

2. The student will demonstrate an ability to edit for redundancy, wordiness, and weak constructions.

3. The student will understand the writing process.


Assessment

Writing exercises allow students to practice what they learn in each lesson.

course quick facts
course code DED252
cost $145.00
estimated time to
complete course
16 Hours
course materials
available
4 Weeks
instructor

A freelance writer with over 1000 published articles, Elsie Walker has written for a variety of national publications as well as Elsie writes for several New Jersey newspapers. Elsie is as well a technical writer who specializes in user guides and writers in the workplace. Her specialization within technical writing is taking information and translating it into easy-to-understand text for the layperson. She teaches a number of online courses in technical writing and writing certification.

testimonials

"My overall job behavior in the workplace has changed, I now feel that I can communicate easily to my clients and coworkers." - Lenoard Sabatino