English in the Workplace: Writing Module

Description

This course that aims to improve the overall quality of work related documents such as memos, e-mails, reports, and letters. The course brings the participants to a clear grasp of the writing process and re-orients their views on writing towards the standards of plain English. It is for people who understand the importance of producing well-written work in the context of professionalism.


Course Content

  1. Importance of Communicating Properly
  2. The Role of English in Business Communication
  3. Overview of Communication Modes in the Workplace
  4. Understanding Variation in Conversation Styles
  1. To Write or Not to Write
  2. To Specify is to Exclude
  3. Writing is Scripting
  4. Inadvertent Messages
  5. Practicable Response
  6. Persona
  1. Avoiding Vague and Ambiguous Sentences
  2. Avoiding Redundancy
  3. Avoiding Jargons
  4. Handling Idioms
  1. Subject-Verb Agreement
  2. Pluralization Review
  3. Verbs
    1. Tenses Review (Simple and Perfect Tenses)
    2. Active vs Passive Voice
    3. The Subjunctive Mood
  4. Parallelism
  5. Common Grammar Mistakes
    1. Misplaced Modifiers
    2. Adjectives versus Adverbs
    3. Prepositions
    4. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
    5. Most Common Grammar Errors
  6. Punctuation Review
  7. Capitalization
  8. Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences
  1. Understanding Context
  2. Politeness
  3. Gender Consciousness
  4. Power Relations in Conversation
  5. Intercultural Communication
  1. Types of Business Construction
    1. Letters (Sales, Intent, Proposal, New, etc.)
    2. Memorandums
    3. Emails and Email Etiquette
  2. Achieving Coherence and Thought Organization
  3. Tone
  4. Aspects of Writing
    1. Emphasis
    2. Advice / Suggestion / Command
    3. Register
  1. Outlining
  2. Constructing Business Letters
  3. Constructing Essays
  4. Constructing Technical Documents
    1. Undersstanding Writing Styles
      1. APA
      2. MLA
    2. Citations
    3. Footnotes and Endnotes
  5. Identifying Errors and Proofreading
  1. MS Word Tools
    1. Spelling & Grammar
    2. Thesaurus
    3. The References Tab
  2. More Writing Exercises
    • Makati
    • +63 2 8891 0722
    • +63 2 8891 0713
    • +63 2 8751 6482
    • Intramuros
    • +63 2 8524-5572
    • Intramuros
    • 658 Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila 1002, Philippines


    • Makati
    • 333 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City 1200, Philippines