College Offers “Effective Writing” Class

CRANFORD—Union County College will offer a non-credit, professional development course to enhance writing skills this fall.

“Effective Writing” is an eight-week course designed for people who are currently in the workforce as well as the unemployed, those who are enrolled in higher education programs, and those who are seeking to enter a new career field.  Although the focus is primarily geared toward business writing, those who plan to write a book or other published material may benefit equally.


The course addresses ways to target a reading audience based on the purpose, message, and style of writing content.  Students will gain an understanding of proper word selection, the use of the apostrophe, eliminating unnecessary words, sentence structure and punctuation, avoiding run-on sentences, subject-verb agreement, placing words in sentences for enhanced readability, and building paragraphs that are unified, coherent, and complete.

Participants will obtain practical, hands-on instruction.  Assignments will feature writing and grammatical exercises dealing with the approach to developing a variety of written documents – all in an open, accepting, non-judgmental environment.

While students typically have a wide range of backgrounds and educational levels, they share a common need for strengthening their writing skills for enhanced communication.

“Effective Writing” will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 24 through Nov. 12 at the college’s Cranford Campus.

For more information or to register, call the College’s Division of Economic Development and Continuing Education at 1-908-709-7600.

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