The written word remains a potent and persuasive vehicle for professional communication, provided you know how to write well. In this course, you’ll receive the grammatical tools you need to become a better writer, a blueprint for organizing your thoughts into well-written content and a step-by-step guide through the writing process, from pre-writing through polished final draft. You’ll also have opportunities to hone these skills through a variety of in-class writing exercises. We’ll cover common pitfalls (affect vs. effect, its vs. it’s, than vs. then, etc.) and teach you to write more effectively.
The core writing principles at the heart of this course will benefit any professional whose position demands clear and concise business communications with internal and external audiences. You will have opportunities to hone these skills through a variety of in-class writing exercises.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Understand parts of speech, proper use of punctuation and capitalization
- Apply solid word choices
- Identify the keys to cohesive sentences, paragraphs and longer pieces
- Apply a journalistic approach to writing
- Understand the fundamentals of proofreading
Spring 2023 Semester
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