Writing Skills: Improving Style and Clarity

  • Online delivery
  • eClass

Over­come styl­is­tic faults in your busi­ness, pro­fes­sion­al or aca­d­e­m­ic writ­ing. Learn to assess your read­ers, eval­u­ate your intent and write clear and grace­ful text that engages your audi­ence’s inter­est. Top­ics will include devel­op­ing a vocab­u­lary for ana­lyz­ing style, cre­at­ing a coher­ent point of view, remov­ing redun­dan­cy and con­trol­ling long sen­tences. The course includes exer­cis­es and writ­ing assign­ments. This is a required course for the Qual­i­fied Admin­is­tra­tive Assis­tants Pro­gram. For more infor­ma­tion on the Asso­ci­a­tion of Admin­is­tra­tive Assis­tants go to: www​.aaa​.ca/
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.


Weekday evening (Wed)
Jan 20, 2021Mar 10, 2021



6:30 pm – 9:00 pm





Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Jim Morrow

Your Instructor

Jim Morrow

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Department consent required to register. Please contact us at extnreg@ualberta.ca
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  • Online delivery

A note about courses during COVID-19: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

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