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Description

Produce powerful content and clear writing.

Outline

Most business people are called upon to write for a variety of specific purposes and writing effectively is a vital business skill. In fact, studies show that across a broad spectrum of industries, 25% of our work week is spent on writing that is aimed at communicating technical detail. This course offers tools and approaches to help you get the process started, meet the needs of your audience, accomplish your goals, and adjust your writing for precision, clarity, and style. Some of the principles discussed include analyzing the situation, distinguishing between style and form, and making the process efficient. Since most of us must communicate in many different situations, the course will identify and provide strategies for dealing with the constraints of audience, purpose, format, formality, and occasion. Form, style, mechanics, and structure will be explored in detail with samples and exercises provided throughout the course to reinforce the concepts presented.

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Plan writing projects with a thorough understanding of a target audience
  • Format technical documents and avoid common errors of grammar
  • Appreciate document structure and the strategy of style
  • Improve the use of language precision in order to avoid confusion and ambiguity
  • Optimize the combination of words with images in technical documents

 

CANCELLATIONS are subject to a ten-percent processing fee if received 5 or fewer working days before the program start. REFUNDS are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the program. Notice may be emailed to ccapsreg@umn.edu or faxed to (612) 624-5359.

To register for all courses at once and receive a 10% discount, click on the Business Analysis, Business Writing, or Project Management Certificate link below.

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Section Title
Technical Writing
Type
Online
Days
M, T
Time
12:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Nov 09, 2020 to Nov 10, 2020
Campus
Online
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $420.00
University of Minnesota Employee non-credit $210.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Details
Contact: 612-625-2900 - ccapsreg@umn.edu
Section Title
Technical Writing
Type
Online
Days
T, W
Time
12:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Dec 08, 2020 to Dec 09, 2020
Campus
Online
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $420.00
University of Minnesota Employee non-credit $210.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Details
Contact: 612-625-2900 - ccapsreg@umn.edu
Section Title
Technical Writing
Type
Classroom
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jan 29, 2021
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $420.00
University of Minnesota Employee non-credit $210.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Details
Contact: 612-625-2900 - ccapsreg@umn.edu
Section Title
Technical Writing
Type
Classroom
Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Mar 30, 2021
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $420.00
University of Minnesota Employee non-credit $210.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Details
Contact: 612-625-2900 - ccapsreg@umn.edu
Section Title
Technical Writing
Type
Classroom
Days
Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 03, 2021
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $420.00
University of Minnesota Employee non-credit $210.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Details
Contact: 612-625-2900 - ccapsreg@umn.edu
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