Advanced Business Writing

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Take your business writing skills to another level. Learn to use different sentence structures and words to convey different nuances effectively.
  • Grants: N.A.
  • 9am - 5pm
  • Royal Plaza on Scotts or similar

Date: 14 Oct 2020

Status: –

Available Dates
  • 14 October 2020 (EB: 23/9/2020)

Update for Virtual Classroom:
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Course Fees
  • Early Bird (EB) S$385.20

    Early bird date in brackets

  • Normal S$438.70
  • Members S$342.40

    Fees are inclusive of 7% GST

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Do you feel that your current knowledge of fundamental writing principles still needs further guidance and refinement? Well then, join us as we help you to fine-tune your e-mails, memos, reports and proposals, and meeting minutes.

This writing clinic encourages you to bring out your writing challenges and gives you practical solutions to overcome them. Explore the different types of sentence structures, how to use them to convey fine nuances, and bring your professional writing to the next level.

Learn how to vary sentence lengths to achieve different purposes, and use transitions to shape your writing and direct readers to appropriate conclusions. At the same time, master the art of choosing the right words with an extensive word bank and a take-away of how to use it well.

After the workshop, you will be able to:

  • get solutions to real-world writing challenges when applying basic writing principles
  • know how to use different sentence structures to achieve writing outcomes
  • know how to vary sentence lengths to create different effects in writing
  • learn how to use transitions to structure writing
  • possess an extensive vocabulary and be able to use different words for different types of writing

Outline

  • Introduction & expectations
    – Introduction to the course
    – Learning about your expectations
  • Review of basic principles
    – Review
    – Challenges faced in practising them
    – Solutions to real-world writing challenges
  • Advanced sentence structures
    – 4 types of sentence structures
    – How to mix the different types of sentence structures
    – Different types of sentence structure and their uses in various forms of business writing – e-mails, memos, meeting minutes, reports & proposals
  • Advanced techniques to vary sentence lengths
    – How to vary sentence lengths to help readers clearly convey points
    – How to vary sentence lengths to persuade readers
  • Structuring with transitions
  • Power word bank
    – Advanced words for different forms of business writing
    – How and when to use which words
  • Putting it together
    – Write a piece of business writing by employing the advanced principles of writing
Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to advance his or her business writing skill to the next level.

Methodology

Participants are guided through practical steps of the topic with a combination of lectures, exercises for each strategy (some group work, some individual) and sharing with feedback sessions.

Trainer

Mrs Christine Leow is a passionate and dynamic trainer with nearly two decades of experience in the media industry who specialises in oral and written communication, public presentation, interview skills, and managing the media. Some of her clients include National Junior College, Hwa Chong Institute, Singapore of the Arts Singapore (SOTA), Republic of Singapore Navy, Land Transport Authority, National Environment Agency, Ministry of Education, and Maritime Port Authority.

She is currently a writer with clients that include Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations; NTUC; SingHealth; Science Centre Singapore; OOH Media; OKTO; Channel NewsAsia; CapitaLand; The Ascott Limited; The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands; the ArtScience Museum; and Singapore Tourism Board.

Having spent her entire career writing for various platforms and varied genres, Christine has developed strategies to adapt her writing for different audience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Language from the National University of Singapore.

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