Mechanics of writing1 September 2020 2020-09-14 14:58
Mechanics of writing
Why you need to know about the Mechanics of Writing
The mechanics of writing, punctuation and plain, clear English, cause problems for staff at all levels and in any discipline. Either school was some time ago and the principles of writing long-forgotten or, more commonly, the subject was not taught at all. It’s important that reports, emails, etc are written in such a way that the reader takes on board the point being made without the distraction of trying to understand what is written.
Why is it good
The training is practical with clear, practical examples drawn from business documents. At each stage of learning there are group exercises to check and reinforce the learning. Questions are welcome throughout the day, detailed reference handouts are provided and trainer-support is available after the course.
Despite the flexibility of English, punctuation, choice of word, sentence and paragraph structure all serve a useful purpose. In addition, the drive towards plain English has an impact on all business writing as has a general move in style toward less formal writing. This course gives simple guidelines and practical experience to help anyone write more clearly.
Mechanics Of Writing
• Common faults with sentences and paragraphs and their constructions.
• Punctuating for ease of understanding with useful rules for all the punctuation marks.
• Writing accurately and clearly.
• Giving precise and full information.
• Recognising and avoiding jargon.
• Clarifying common confusions (eg affect/effect, practice/practise, their/there, its\it’s).
Who should attend?
Anyone who wants to improve their use of everyday English
A course at your workplace
Duration: one day (usually 9:30 – 4:30).
Minimum of six delegates, maximum of twelve
You need to provide a suitable room and a flipchart/pad, we bring all course materials and stationery; detailed reference notes and provide post-course support.
Delegates receive a certificate carrying the CPDSO accreditation mark.
Live online training
Dots & Squiggles is a series of YouTube videos, free of charge, which offer illustrated examples of the use of all English punctuation.
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