Writing Clearly in the Workplace

    EX 1111 is offered this spring:

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.


Apr 22, 2021Apr 23, 2021




9:00 am – 4:30 pm MT


9:00 am – 4:30 pm MT



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

Angela Wiens

Your Instructor

Angela WiensID: angela-wiens

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 April 22, 2021. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
This course has no prerequisites

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

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

EX 1111 is offered this spring: