Writing Clearly in the Workplace

    EX 1111 is offered this fall and winter:

Your job descrip­tion may not say writer”, but some­how you spend a large part of your day writ­ing mem­os, let­ters, and pro­pos­als. The biggest prob­lem in work­place writ­ing is not nec­es­sar­i­ly bad gram­mar, but too many words per thought. Wordy writ­ing lacks clar­i­ty. Learn­ing to avoid cer­tain gram­mat­i­cal con­struc­tions will help you process prose that makes your mean­ing crys­tal clear. This work­shop will focus on George Orwell’s six rules of good writ­ing and the nec­es­sary gram­mat­i­cal infor­ma­tion to put them into prac­tice. Ample time will be devot­ed to in-class rein­force­ment exercises.

Offered:

Oct 26, 2021Oct 27, 2021
Mondays

Tuesdays

9:00 am – 4:30 pm MT

Wednesdays

9:00 am – 4:30 pm MT

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

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

Paula Goebel

Your Instructor

Paula GoebelID: paula-goebel

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 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.
  • Open for registration until October 26, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
Mar 8, 2022Mar 9, 2022
Mondays

Tuesdays

9:00 am – 4:30 pm MT

Wednesdays

9:00 am – 4:30 pm MT

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

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

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 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.
  • Open for registration until March 8, 2022. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

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

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EX 1111 is offered this fall and winter: