When:

Thu Nov 22 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri Nov 23 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: SMU - School of Economics & Social Sciences, 90 Stamford Road, City Hall, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

Listed by: manage

Writing as a part of everyday communication has become an essential skill for everyone in the modern workplace. Regularly, we are expected to 'put it in black and white'. The modern use of email as a prime communication tool adds on to the need to master writing skills to get the right message across.

This course will help you to understand the writing process so that you can overcome the difficulty of writing. It covers techniques to use a reader-centric approach and to organise the contents to match readers and context. It also guides you on how to edit and proofread your writing documents so that you can produce clear, concise and professional workplace documents.

After the workshop, you will be able to:
- understand the writing process to improve their writing skills
- apply concepts in sentence structures
- organise information in a logical manner
- edit documents for the right tone
- use grammar fundamentals to proofread their documents
- write in a professional way to convey meaning concisely and accurately

What you will learn
The writing process
- The four steps
- Removing writer’s block

Using the reader-centric approach
- Purpose
- Readers and context
- Format

Organising contents and building coherence

Editing for the right tone
- Sentence foundation: phrase, clause and sentence
- Concise messages
- Parallel structures
- Active and passive voice
- Archaic words, jargon and short forms
- Word choice

Proofreading for correct grammar
- Nouns and pronouns
- Tenses and modal verbs
- Subject-verb agreement
- Adjectives and modifiers
- Spelling
- Punctuation

Who Should Attend?
Managers, executives, administrators, secretaries and support staff who need to write letters, memorandum and e-mails in the daily work.

Methodology
Participants are guided through practical steps of the topic via systematic teaching of writing, editing and proofreading skills, hands-on writing tasks using real workplace scenarios, feedback and dictionary skills.