College Offers “Effective Writing” Course For Professionals

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CRANFORD — How do you stand out from other, similarly qualified people in your chosen career field? Whether you are seeking an employment upgrade, entering a new career, or developing your skills within your existing career area, having strong writing skills is essential to distinguish yourself from what promises to be heavy competition as the New Year goes into full swing Union County College will help attendees respond to this challenge by offering an eight-week, professional development course starting in February in “Effective Writing”. The course will be presented during evening hours at the college’s Cranford Campus.

While you may have outstanding skills in your selected field of expertise, it is essential that you develop a most significant skill in writing. “Effective Writing” will assist people in the workplace, the unemployed, recent college graduates and current students, and even prospective book writers to enhance their writing skills through an intensive overview of style, grammar, and analysis of a written piece.

“Effective Writing” will cover such topics as assessing and targeting the intended audience, word usage and eliminating unnecessary words, sentence structure, and paragraph development, among other topics. While classes are structured, the flexibility is there to enable every student to have his/her writing concerns addressed appropriately. The course will feature in-class and take-home writing assignments, practical exercises and worksheets, and extensive discussion of how to adapt one’s writing to meet employment and special-interest needs. Students will be able to reference a textbook, workbook, and class notes as supplements to classroom instruction.

The course will be offered on Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Feb. 9 through April 5. (No class March 15 due to spring break.) To register or for further information, call the college’s Office of Continuing Education at 1-908-709-7600.

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