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Working with Words

Choose the right words for your writing

right-words-online-courseThis comprehensive online writing course will help you think about your word choices in business writing.

We all know that writing for your audience is basic for good business writing, but it’s easy to lose sight of our audience and slip into jargon.

This course encourages you to put yourself in your readers’ shoes and think about what words will resonate with them. As Cicero said: ‘If you wish to persuade me, you must think my thoughts, feel my feelings, and speak my words.’

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Course content

This e-learning course, developed by Mary Morel, covers:

  • Word terms
  • Write for your audience
  • Be concise
  • Avoid buzzwords and clichés
  • 100 commonly confused words
  • Rhetorical and literary devices
  • Spelling
  • Word questions
  • Word resources

The information is accompanied by activities and quizzes. You can also download the e-book, Word Guide: Choosing the Right Words for future reference.

Feedback

‘This course was very worthwhile. I like the balance between the explanations, examples and the practice questions.’

‘This course was very beneficial. I learnt about better use of words and common spelling errors.’

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