Business Writing & Grammar Skills

August 30, 2018 to June 19, 2019
9:00 am
West Campus, 7509 Forsyth Blvd Ste 001, Clayton, MO 63105
Dates Offered Time Location
August 30, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. West Campus Training Room B
November 8, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. West Campus Training Room B
February 7, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. West Campus Training Room B
June 19, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. West Campus Training Room B

Writing clear, concise, and easily understood communications is an important skill that can help your relationships and results at work. This course provides knowledge and techniques to inform, persuade, and impress your audience. Business Writing will address punctuation, capitalization, usage, sentence construction, coherence, redundancy, and organization. Participants will work individually on writing style, documentation, and other problems of business writing including email correspondence.

Course Objectives

Participants will learn to:

  • How to focus on the necessary words
  • Learn to recognize words and sentence structure that can confuse the reader
  • Increase your awareness of grammar usage
  • Identify when to use which word – There, Their, They’re – Who, Whom, Whose, Who’s — Your, You’re — Good, Well and To, Two, Too – plus a few more.
  • Practice rewriting sentences to make them concise and easy to read
  • Apply tips and ideas to develop effective and professional email correspondence

Competencies:    Adding Value; Results Focus

Certification Program:   This is a required course for the Administrative Professional Certification program

Audience:   All Washington University Staff

Facilitated by:  Steven Pijut, Associate Director of the Writing Center

Registration Fee:   $35 includes all materials for this workshop

No-Show and Late Cancellation Fees:  There will be a charge equal to the registration fee to cover the cost of materials for no-shows and late cancellations (less than 5 business days prior to class).  For classes with no registration fee, this charge is $50.

Locations:
Human Resources Learning & Development Center
West Campus, West Building
7509 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 001
Training Room B, Lower Level
Commute options to West Campus

Questions
Contact Shirley Ikemeier
Shirley_Ikemeier@wustl.edu

All programs are subject to change.


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