Whatever you write, you’ll learn the tools you need to deliver what your audience needs and want.
Be prepared to analyze your own writing. We’ll provide plenty of shorter examples to understand the writing tools taught in this seminar. But we want you to be able to apply them to your writing, so please have some of your current or past work handy.
Much like a traditional class, this online group seminar has readings, assignments, due dates and discussions. No formal evaluations or grades are given, but participants are provided detailed and individual feedback.
Course start and end dates: Friday, June 12, 2020 to Friday, August 7, 2020
Fridays at 9 a.m. eastern lessons are released to learners
Lesson 1 release – Friday, June 12 at 9 a.m.
Lesson 2 release – Friday, June 26 at 9 a.m.
Lesson 3 release – Friday, July 10 at 9 a.m.
Lesson 4 release – Friday, July 24 at 9 a.m.
Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. eastern
Live video class 1 – Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Live text chat 1 – Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Live video class 2 Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Live text chat 2 – Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Live video class 3 – Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Live text chat 3 – Thursday, July 23 , 2020 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Live video class 4 – Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Live text chat 4 – Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Course learning outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Write with precision and engagement about subject matter that effectively communicates technical concepts and terminology
- Apply best practices in structure and writing to create clear, compelling content that develops a strong narrative
- Identify best practices of report writing such as how many main ideas and sub-points to include in a paragraph for optimal reader comprehension and engagement
- Use line editing techniques to self-correct and improve sentence structure
- Demonstrate quantitative fluency and communication skills
- Demonstrate the use of: correct grammar; clear, compelling sentence structures; the active voice
- Avoid common writing mistakes
Who should take this course?
This course is tailored to employees of ThinkWell. Writers will employ ThinkWell’s style guidelines and utilize the Minto pyramid method of framing and structuring.