Classes & Workshops

Writing for the Real World

Instructor(s): Mark Block
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.
Beginner Beginner Beginner

Whether putting pen to paper or typing a quick e-mail or text message, the ability to write effective and compelling business communiqués is a highly desirable skill, as useful personally as it is professionally. This three-week mini-course will focus on the creation of sharp, readable and effective business documents. Each week, participants will compose a variety of written work, from standard letters to promotional and publicity pieces —or whatever best suits participants’ needs.  Participants will work individually with the instructor and in groups to revise and polish their work. Feedback will be encouraged by all participants based on established class rubrics (think guidelines for success).

Session 1 – The Business Letter: requests, responses, complaints and cover letters

Session 2 – The Information Piece: bios (obits), press releases and proposals

Session 3 – The Opinion Piece: editorials and blogs