Fine Tune Your Writing Skills and Get an Edge on Your Competition with a Professional Development Course at Union County College
Sunday, August 31, 2014 • 1:45pm
As a significant communication skill in the workplace and otherwise, quality writing continues to be downplayed in lieu of such electronic efforts and texting and casual e-mailing. Yet statistics show that most employers value strong writing skills when they are promoting employees or seeking to fill vacant positions. The good writer gets better opportunities. In this regard, Union County College has just the right course to help you, with an eight-session curriculum during the Fall Semester at the College’s Cranford Campus.
Don’t let weak writing skills hold you back from advancing in your chosen career field. Even if you are an excellent writer, enhanced writing skills are always beneficial to make your written documentation yield the most desired results. For such purposes, the College will offer “Effective Writing” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, September 25 through November 13.
The course will address writing needs for people of all sectors, educational levels, and writing ability levels who wish to achieve a common goal – to enhance their existing writing and grammatical skills. It will be presented in a comfortable atmosphere focusing on individual student needs as well as more general writing and grammatical topics.
“Effective Writing” will assist people in the workplace, the unemployed, recent college graduates and current students, and even prospective book writers to enhance their writing skills through an intensive overview of style, grammar, and analysis of a written piece.
The course will cover such topics as assessing and targeting the intended audience; spelling; word usage and eliminating unnecessary words; sentence agreement, punctuation, and readability; and paragraph development, among other topics. While classes are structured, the flexibility is there to enable every student to have his/her writing concerns addressed appropriately. The course will feature in-class and take-home writing assignments, practical exercises and worksheets, and extensive discussion of how to adapt one’s writing to meet employment and special-interest needs. Students will be able to reference a textbook, workbook, and class notes as supplements to classroom instruction.
For more information, please view the Continuing Education catalog online at www.ucc.edu/noncredit. To enroll online through Instant Enrollment, go to http://www.ucc.edu/noncredit/instantenrollment.aspx. One can also enroll by calling the Office of Continuing Education at (908) 709-7600 or by visiting the office on the Cranford campus.