Course/programme

Writing Skills

Most of us have to write every day - e-mails, letters, memos, reports, analyses, project summaries, product descriptions - the list goes on. But how many of us feel confident in our ability to get messages across effectively? Do we always think about what we're going to write and the best way to communicate to our target audience?
  • Explanations of common grammatical terms
  • The virtues of simplicity and the principles of 'plain English'
  • Planning your document and structuring the key points into a logical flow
  • Training options for individual learners, groups/teams & organisation-wide

Course Code: OV-WS

2x3 hr virtual session | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30 mins coaching (optional extra for teams)

This programme is available for individuals, groups and teams

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Supporting on-demand digital learning playlists | 30-minute follow up coaching session (optional extra for teams)

This virtual course focuses on how to harness the power of the written word. It will equip you with the tools and the confidence to produce convincing, persuasive and powerful documents that help you to achieve your objectives.
 

This virtual course focuses on how to harness the power of the written word. It will equip you with the tools and the confidence to produce convincing, persuasive and powerful documents that help you to achieve your objectives.
 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Follow the rules of grammar that matter, knowing which are obligatory, optional or defunct
  • Get your point across clearly, using plain and professional English
  • Use the appropriate vocabulary, style and tone to satisfy your reader‘s needs and expectations
  • Follow a logical structure and sequence when producing written documents
  • Edit and proofread to eliminate errors and streamline content

 

    • The rules of grammar that you need to know and apply; those to question and use with discretion, and those to ignore
    • Explanations of common grammatical terms
    • The most misunderstood punctuation marks and how to use them properly; using punctuation to optimise clarity and brevity
    • The most commonly misspelt and misused words, spelling rules, exceptions and pitfalls
    • Building sentences and paragraphs that guide your reader through the document and give your writing rhythm and pace
    • The virtues of simplicity and the principles of ‘plain English‘
    • Selecting a style and tone that is appropriate to the audience and the content
    • Planning your document and structuring the key points into a logical flow
    • Editing and streamlining your writing for maximum readability
    • Proofing techniques to catch stylistic, grammatical and related errors
    • Techniques to persuade the reader to your way of thinking and to take appropriate action
    Course overview

    This virtual course focuses on how to harness the power of the written word. It will equip you with the tools and the confidence to produce convincing, persuasive and powerful documents that help you to achieve your objectives.
     

    Is it right for me?

    This virtual course focuses on how to harness the power of the written word. It will equip you with the tools and the confidence to produce convincing, persuasive and powerful documents that help you to achieve your objectives.
     

    What will I learn?

    By the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Follow the rules of grammar that matter, knowing which are obligatory, optional or defunct
    • Get your point across clearly, using plain and professional English
    • Use the appropriate vocabulary, style and tone to satisfy your reader‘s needs and expectations
    • Follow a logical structure and sequence when producing written documents
    • Edit and proofread to eliminate errors and streamline content

     

      What will it cover?
      • The rules of grammar that you need to know and apply; those to question and use with discretion, and those to ignore
      • Explanations of common grammatical terms
      • The most misunderstood punctuation marks and how to use them properly; using punctuation to optimise clarity and brevity
      • The most commonly misspelt and misused words, spelling rules, exceptions and pitfalls
      • Building sentences and paragraphs that guide your reader through the document and give your writing rhythm and pace
      • The virtues of simplicity and the principles of ‘plain English‘
      • Selecting a style and tone that is appropriate to the audience and the content
      • Planning your document and structuring the key points into a logical flow
      • Editing and streamlining your writing for maximum readability
      • Proofing techniques to catch stylistic, grammatical and related errors
      • Techniques to persuade the reader to your way of thinking and to take appropriate action
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      € 950.00 (+ VAT)

      € 950.00 (+ VAT)

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      Up to 15 people per programme.

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