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Would you like a quick and easy method for composing documents such as letters, memos, reports, proposals, and performance appraisals in an organized format? In this seminar, you will learn basic document formats and formulas for tackling any kind of writing task and communicating to your readers what they need to know. You'll streamline your writing process and save time by focusing on what to write instead of how to write it.

You will also learn to:

  • Quickly organize your thoughts and generate content
  • Eliminate numerous time-consuming revisions
  • Rid your writing of "fluff," so you'll generate concise content

Bring a current project and get one-on-one feedback.


1. Guidelines for Effective Business Writing

  • Principles that ensure effective business writing
  • The need for planning and establishing purpose
  • Meeting the reader's needs and expectations
  • Techniques for overcoming writer's block

2. Writing the First Draft

  • Techniques for achieving clarity and precision in daily business writing
  • Role of word choice
  • Constructing sentences that are clear and direct
  • Using linking words and phrases in sentences and paragraphs
  • Active and passive voice and parallelism
  • Patterns of organizing information

3. Memos and Letters

  • Guidelines for writing effective memos and letters
  • Importance of opening sentences
  • How and when to use persuasive, positive, and negative words
  • Using appropriate tone

4. Composing E-Mail

  • Guidelines for writing effective e-mail
  • Importance of subject lines

5. Editing and Proofreading the Final Version

  • Recognizing common proofreading errors
  • Techniques for effective editing and proofreading
  • Methods for revising the first draft
  • Avoiding sexist or offensive language
  • Often confused words
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CA San Francisco11/20/2017 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>2 days2095.001589489
TX Houston12/4/2017 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>2 days2095.001589493
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NY NEW YORK12/18/2017 8:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>2 days2095.001589480
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CA San Francisco2/22/2018 9:00:00 AM<span class="course-type type-c" style="cursor:default;word-wrap:normal;display:inline-block;" onmouseover="showHoverInfo(this, 'ProductTypeDescription' ,'ILT')" onmouseout="clearHoverInfo()">C</span>2 days2095.001589492
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