English: Expanding Your Writing Power

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Overview

English: Expanding Your Writing Power

Course Description

In this course, you will expand your ability to effectively communicate beyond everyday business writing. You will identify and experiment with techniques and strategies to develop your personal voice and style, giving you increased confidence and competence in your writing power. You will apply these techniques and strategies in a variety of types of writing, such as a cover letter, a professional statement, and bio-sketches. 

Course Content

GETTING STARTED WITH PERSONAL VOICE AND STYLE IN WRITING

EXPRESSING YOUR PERSONAL VOICE IN A COVER LETTER

EXPRESSING YOUR PERSONAL VOICE IN A PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

EXPRESSING YOUR PERSONAL VOICE IN A BIO-SKETCH

Requirements & Materials
Requirements

 

    Prerequisites

    Recommended

    Materials

    Required

    • A computer and stable internet connection to access virtual meetings and course material

    Provided

    • Instructor will provide course materials online

    Session Details

    Who Should Attend

    This course is for professionals from any discipline seeking to advance their essential skills: communication, cross-cultural competence, teamwork and collaboration, problem-solving, and leadership. The course is designed for non-native speakers of English at intermediate to advanced levels. 

    African American working professional working and learning on laptop computer

    What You Will Learn

    • Critical analysis to identify and describe voice and style in others’ writing
    • Techniques to develop your personal voice and style
    • Strategies for writing a cover letter, a professional statement, and a bio-sketch
    • How to identify opportunities to make your writing sound like you
    • Self- and peer-editing and revision skills
    • Additional Essential Skills: Giving and receiving feedback; using language accurately; creativity in writing
    Working professional working on laptop

    How You Will Benefit

    • Express yourself with confidence in your writing.
    • Critically analyze your own and others’ writing.
    • Expand your creativity in business writing.
    • Recognize personal writing voice and style and their importance in business writing.
    • Understand the format, content, and purpose of cover letters, professional statements, and bio-sketches.
    • Create first and second drafts of your cover letter, professional statement, and a short and long bio-sketch.
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    An excellent experience in learning a second language because of methodology for academics and success. In addition, you gain knowledge about other cultures through personal sharing with other classmates.

    - Sandra Naranjo Betancur

    TRAIN AT YOUR LOCATION

    We enable employers to provide specialized, on-location training on their own timetables. Our world-renowned experts can create unique content that meets your employees' specific needs. We also have the ability to deliver courses via web conferencing or on-demand online videos. For 15 or more students, it is more cost-effective for us to come to you.

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