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Fundamentals of Written Communication

Hours: 3.00 | Estimated Cost: $139.00

Successful written communication requires a strong command of language, including the types of phrasing and sentence structures that are problematic for many people. This seminar is not a review of English 101, but rather, we’ll focus only on the subtle grammar errors that invade our written communication. Specifically, we’ll address subject-verb agreement problems, learn how to avoid vague and faulty pronoun references, and eliminate redundancies.


Additional Information

Learn About
  • Matching singular or plural subjects with appropriate verb forms
  • Identifying the correct verb form to be used with indefinite pronouns
  • Omitting prepositional phrases when proofreading to ensure correct grammar
  • Eliminating redundant adjectives, adverbs and phrases
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Explain the different uses of commonly misused and confused words
  • Demonstrate correct use of punctuation
  • Write in complete sentences and thoughts with the goal of using complete sentences whenever possible
  • Explain how to structure email communication in a manner that is concise and organizes thoughts into separate paragraphs
Training Outline

**Welcome & Introduction**

  • Grammar & Mechanics Self-Check
  • 7 Cs of Effective Business Writing

**Correct Sentence Structure**

  • Pronoun Usage
  • Pronoun/Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Sentence Length
  • Fragments, Run-ons & Comma Splices

**Appropriate Voice: Active or Passive**

**Parallelism**

**Avoiding Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers**

**Mechanics**

  • Possessives
  • Numbers
  • Capitalization

**Difficult and Confusing Words**

**Incorrect Expressions**

**Proofreading and Editing Tips**

**Practice Exercises**

**Questions/Additional Topics**

Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
D. J. Bordini Center
1825 N. Bluemound Road
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277

bi.services@fvtc.edu
www.fvtc.edu/bis
View BIS Calendar

P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771


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