Effective Writing Workshop

Performance Schedule

Six three-hour sessions
Eighteen instructional hours
Or a customized schedule

Course Objective

Writing effectively means more than just writing correctly. It means developing a sensitivity to the reader’s needs, an awareness of the purpose of writing a specific communication, and the ability to order ideas and word them for maximum impact and clarity.

Specific Course Goals

Course Concept

This course focuses on reader-oriented communication. Participants will write letters and memos that reflect an understanding of the communication process. The exercises will encourage participants to be tuned in to problems of tone and clarity.

The instructor serves as motivator, resource person, and evaluator of student progress.


The contractor will provide more than 100 pages of handouts in a loose-leaf binder, A Writer’s Reference by Diana Hacker, and Exercises to Accompany A Writer’s Reference.