Writing Clearly in the Workplace

  • Online delivery
  • eClass

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.
This course has no prerequisites

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

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

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

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Angela Wiens

Your Instructor

Angela Wiens

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

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekday daytime (Mon, Tue)
Nov 2, 2020Nov 3, 2020
Monday

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

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 are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until November 2, 2020. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Angela Wiens

Your Instructor

Angela Wiens

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

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekday daytime (Mon, Tue)
Feb 22, 2021Feb 23, 2021
Monday

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. 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 are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until February 22, 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.
Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

  • 2 scheduled
  • Online delivery


Fall courses: all online

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

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.