Course on writing with power and clarity
Do you ever feel your English lets you down? Are you ever envious of people who just seem "to have a way with words"?
- Minutes and meeting administration.
- Creation of bid components.
- How to precis propositions for the board.
- Participatory learning involving 20 or more separate exercises.
- An 80-page course workbook to take away at the end of the day which will prove a valuable reference source in the future.
Would this help you?
Your career can hit a glass ceiling if you cannot create well-structured, well-argued written work. Weaknesses on paper can also manifest themselves as weaknesses with spoken English. This course in WRITING WITH POWER AND CLARITY aims to help you:
- Identify your areas of weakness
- Avoid common pitfalls
- Ensure that you do not make mistakes that can undermine your work
- Learn some reliable methods for structuring arguments more powerfully
- Introduce new clarity and style into your written work
- Powerful and clear English begins with an ability to avoid grammatical and stylistic problems:
- Do you know when to appraise and when to apprise?
- When should you split an infinitive?
- What is the correct spelling of milennium / millennium / millenium?
- What is economic and what is economical?
- Should you say oblivious of or oblivious to?
- What about tolerant?
- When should you use the passive voice and when the active voice?
- When are apostrophes catastrophes?
- When should you use a colon and when a semicolon?
- When should you use might? When might you use should?
- Why do some people's papers seem logical and well-argued while others are less powerful?
- Which of the following are plural and which singular nouns: board, committee, criteria, everyone, team, most, none?
- What is the difference between comparing with and comparing to?
- Are things ever different to something else?
- Can you correctly fill in the missing letters: aggr_gate ; aggr_vate; compar_tive?
- At a meeting, the following phrases are used - how should they appear in the minutes: today, later today, yesterday, a week ago, tomorrow, Friday week?
- You will learn to create work that is:
- visually inviting
- logically organised
- understandable on the first reading
- not undermined by grammatical or stylistic errors
This course is led by Helen Armstrong (popup window).
Who should attend?
- Anyone who needs to communicate in writing.
Dates for 2005: 2005, 27 October, 17 November, 15 December.
Dates for 2006: 19 January, 23 February.
Cost: £350+ VAT = £411.25