Although quick e-mails and texts are becoming the norm, many people fail to realize the importance of proper grammar and writing skills to succeed in their chosen career fields.  Make the New Year a great one by resolving to hone these skills through an eight-week course, “Effective Writing” at Union County College.  The course, which starts Feb. 3, is offered as a non-credit professional development course for people of all educational levels.

As a significant communication skill in the workplace and otherwise, quality writing continues to be downplayed.  Yet statistics show that most employers value strong writing skills when they are promoting employees or seeking to fill vacant positions. Don’t let weak writing skills hold you back from advancing in your chosen career field. “Effective Writing” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 3 through Apr. 2 at the College’s Cranford Campus.  No class will be held on March 19 due to the College’s closing for the Spring Break.

The course will address writing needs for people of all sectors, educational levels, and writing ability levels who wish to achieve a common goal – to enhance their existing writing and grammatical skills.  It will be presented in a comfortable atmosphere focusing on individual student needs as well as more general writing and grammatical topics. 

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