Public Course Schedule 2016-2017

The Writing Center’s Public Writing Courses hosted by Springhouse Education & Consulting Services in Exton, PA, USA

Class size is limited. Participants are invited to send samples of their on-the-job writing for confidential feedback. Course costs are per person and include course materials. To register for a course, read the Cancellation and Re-take Policies, visit www.springhouse.com or call 610-321-3500. If you have questions about course content, call The Writing Center, Inc., directly at 610-436-4600 or email us at writing@writingcenter.com.

Business Grammar/Editing & Proofreading:  Five steps to recognize and correct wordiness. Hands-on practice to update your knowledge of essential punctuation, spelling, usage, and grammar rules. A review of editing and proofreading tips to ensure mechanically correct and flawlessly professional documents.  Schedule: This one-day course will be presented on December 16, 2016.  Time: 8:30 arrival; course time 9:00-4:30.  Fee: $350 includes The Writing Center’s manual, A Desk Guide to Business Grammar.

Effective Business Writing:  A review of strategies to increase the clarity, impact, and professionalism of emails, memos, letters, and reports. How to eliminate wordiness; reduce writing and rewriting time; organize, begin and end documents effectively; and present ideas strategically and diplomatically. How to recognize and correct the 10 most common errors in business documents.  Schedule: This one-day course will be presented on July 8, September 9, October 14, and December 2, 2016; February 24, 2017.  Time: 8:30 arrival; course time 9:00-4:30.  Fee: $350 includes The Writing Center’s manual, A Desk Guide to Business Writing.

Technical Writing:  How to write clear, understandable, well-organized emails, reports, manuals, procedures, and other technical documents. How to write for readers with varying expertise, emphasize important information, write executive summaries, present results and recommendations, and incorporate illustrations.  Schedule: This one-day course will be presented on August 9 and November 11, 2016.  Time: 8:30 arrival; course time 9:00-4:30.  Fee: $350 includes The Writing Center’s manual, A Desk Guide to Technical Writing.

Writing Effective Email/Email Etiquette:  A review of the latest email etiquette and standards. How to avoid 10 common email mistakes; ensure a clear, focused message; begin and end emails effectively; organize for greatest impact; and ensure professional presentation.  Schedule: This one-day course will be presented on dates TBD.  Time: 8:30 arrival; course time 9:00-4:30.  Fee: $350 includes The Writing Center’s manual, Writing Effective Email.

Writing Effective Resumes:  Participants review and practice strategies for writing cover letters and resumes that draw hiring managers’ attention to accomplishments and capabilities—strategies that produce interviews. Participants apply the writing strategies to enhance their own resumes and receive instructor and peer feedback. Participants also receive worksheets and checklists for in-class and long-time reference. Schedule: This one-day course will be presented on July 22 and October 17, 2016.  Time: 8:30 arrival; course time 9:00-4:00. Fee: Please contact Springhouse at 610-321-3500 to learn the fee.

Writing Performance Appraisals:  How to write precise, objective, motivational performance appraisals. Three time-saving tips to streamline the performance appraisal process. How to selecting supporting detail to prove ratings and emphasize group objectives; use positive, reader-centered wording to ensure acceptance and motivate change; and write SMART action plans to meet developmental objectives.  Schedule: This one-day course will be presented on request. Please call The Writing Center at 610-436-4600 to discuss the schedule for your organization.  Time: 8:30 arrival; course time 9:00-4:30.  Fee: $350/participant includes The Writing Center’s manual, Writing Effective Performance Appraisals.

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