Written Communication Fundamentals Course

Overview

Extensive research done by numerous studies has created a clear connection between communication skills and job performance. Excellent written communication skills form the atomic structure of successful job completion and business growth. Competence in this course will help delegates to analyse and make mature judgements about complex, human, personal, social and environmental issues and to express and motivate own opinions.

Completing this course will help:

Who is the course for?

This course targets individuals in all economic sectors who have written communication skills as a key competence requirement for their job.

Training Outcomes

  • Imaginative texts are convincing and appropriate to the topic and purpose.
  • Expository/factual texts are convincing and well developed with respect to clearly articulated transactional purposes, using fully developed paragraphs and resulting in a unified text.
  • Writing/signing on personal interests is convincing in terms of issues and concerns addressed.
  • The narrative voice or register chosen is appropriate to context, purpose and audience.
  • Points in argument are logically and deliberately sequenced to build up to a convincing conclusion.
  • Devices are employed to create particular rhythmic or tonal effects.
  • Punctuation (ellipsis marks, semi-colons and dashes), rhetorical devices (repetition, questioning, emphasis), non-manual modification, sign contractions.
  • Text is checked for coherence, logical sequence and structure. Weaknesses and/or errors are identified and adjustments improve coherence and flow.
  • Information is rearranged in ways that promote interest in, and impact of, the text for a defined purpose, target audience and context.
  • Layout, spelling, punctuation, appropriate SASL structures (such as non manual features) and syntax are checked for accuracy and readability. Major grammatical and linguistic errors are identified and changes made as required.

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