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Program Objectives (1 of 2)
 To acquire generally useful techniques for effective writing.  To learn specific skills that apply to all forms of writing.  To utilize easy exercises that can help to improve your writing.

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Program Objectives (2 of 2)
 To become familiar with common writing mistakes  To gain insights that improve all  Forms of business writing  To develop specific skills to meet  Unique writing demands

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A Challenge
Please write a One Sentence Definition of :

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To communicate specific information or ideas, utilizing the formats, language, and content relevant to the workplace.

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Relevant Quotes (1 of 2)
“A writer doesn't solve problems. He or she allows them to emerge.” - Friedrich Dürrenmatt “Authors who never give you something to disagree with never give you any- thing to think about.” - Michael LaRocca
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Relevant Quotes (2 of 2)
“You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” - Mark Twain “Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.” - Ernest Hemingway
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The ABC’s of Writing (1 of 4)
 Writing aims to capture a thought or

idea, to transfer it to a permanent format, making it tangible. falling squarely on the writer’s shoulder.

 The responsibility for that transfer

 If communication is the ultimate goal,

write for your audience, not for personal style.

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The ABC’s of Writing (2 of 4)
 Verbal communication is aided by

nonverbal cues, like hand movements and facial expressions. spoken language because it lacks these assisting cues.

 Writing has to be much clearer than

 Objective, factually-based writing is

stronger and more persuasive than writing that relies on opinion and hearsay.

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The ABC’s of Writing (3 of 4)
 Any idea can be conveyed through

writing. If you can think it, you can write it. your message is accurately interpreted by its audience.

 Great care is required to ensure that

 Nearly any statement can be

shortened while retaining its full content; concise wording is less likely to be misinterpreted.
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The ABC’s of Writing (4 of 4)
 There is always more to say about a


 Good writing is composed of many

ideas, all connected by a single purpose (e.g. a thesis statement). central goal of the paper.

 Every sentence should relate to the

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General Writing Tips

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The Ins and Outs of Paragraphs:
 Be conscious of paragraph size and

structure. Keep each appropriate for the paper’s purpose. statement, and then follow that statement up with evidence.

 Open each paragraph with a

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General Writing Tips

(2 of 11)

 Do not present new points at the

ends of paragraphs. Make a claim first, and then go about supporting it before moving on.

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