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It’s Time to Hone Business Writing Skills Through Course at Union County College

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As most people are aware, the development of proper writing and grammatical skills has often fallen by the wayside as people are increasingly becoming more dependent upon hand-held devices and text messaging. The lingo associated with these is quick and useful for casual purposes, but employers still respect the person who also has strong writing skills in addition to expertise in his/her chosen career field.

Starting in February, Union County College will offer a professional development course, Effective Writing, which addresses such issues in a comfortable atmosphere focusing on individual student needs as well as more general writing and grammatical topics. The once-a-week evening course spanning eight weeks will help to enhance students’ marketability in the workplace and enable the individual to stand out from other, similarly qualified people in a particular career area. The course will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, February 7 through April 4, with no class held on March 28 due to the College’s Spring Break closing, at the College’s Cranford Campus.

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.

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The course will cover such topics as assessing and targeting the intended audience; spelling; word usage and eliminating unnecessary words; sentence agreement, punctuation, and readability; 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.

To register for the course or for further information, call the College’s Office of Continuing Education at (908) 709-7600. The College’s Cranford campus is located at 1033 Springfield Avenue.

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