Develop your writing for the workplace and beyond: concision, coherence and organisation (Level 2)

Course Dates: 30/09/20 - 02/12/20
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Online

Do you often have lots to say but don’t know how to write your ideas down? Does a blank piece of paper leave you in a cold sweat? Do you want to learn how to write to the point, with your ideas organised so they join together and support the overall purpose and intention of your text? Such concision, coherence and organisation are elements of good quality writing both inside and outside the workplace. This course will use fictional and factual everyday texts to help you develop these aspects of your writing so you can be more confident whether writing emails, reports or presentations in the office, creating blogs or pursuing your wider studies. This course is ideal if you are wanting to do an English GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills course but do not have the time for a full qualification.

Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.

This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.

Description

What is the course about?

This course will use literary and non-literary texts to help you develop your different types of writing so that inside and outside the workplace you will link ideas effectively, and the point(s) you want to make are identifiable, well made and impacting. You will focus on how to structure whole texts as well as individual paragraphs, how to join ideas and points within paragraphs and how to link these paragraphs so that your overall idea or point emerges. You will develop your vocabulary so you can express more with fewer words and you will also explore the effects of different grammatical features. You will examine different ways of organising your texts, how to begin writing, plan and prepare effectively, select evidence, and write meaningful introductions and conclusions.

This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• identifying how different texts are structured – fact and fiction
• planning and organising texts so that the ideas and arguments are developed logically
• ways of linking ideas and paragraphs
• identifying and using key features of well structured paragraphs
• choosing the right word to avoid unnecessary repetition and to say more with less
• identifying and using key grammatical features to aid concision and coherence
• identifying the key features of meaningful and effective introductions and conclusions
• writing meaningful and effective introductions and conclusions.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• write different types of texts both for the workplace and beyond which are concise, coherent and well-organised so that the ideas flow logically and with clarity
• Identify how different texts are structured – fact and fiction
• plan and organise texts so that the ideas and arguments are developed logically
• identify and use ways of linking ideas and paragraphs
• identify and use key features of well structured paragraphs
• use vocabulary more effectively to avoid unnecessary repetition and to say more with less
• identify and use key grammatical features to aid concision and coherence
• identify the key features of meaningful and effective introductions and conclusions
• write meaningful and effective introductions and conclusions.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for anyone who wants to improve their writing skills in the workplace or outside whose English is level 2 (working towards GCSE). It is ideal for anyone who would like to do an English GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills but does not need or have the time to do the full qualification. It would also be good preparation for anyone wanting to do these qualifications or who would like extra help while currently doing them. However, the focus is on English skills not passing an exam. Anyone wishing to do this this course will need to complete a pre-course assessment to make sure you are on the right course. Click on Start Assessment or contact 020 7492 2511/universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk to arrange a face-to-face assessment.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The class will be interactive and dynamic. During the class you will work in pairs or small groups, and sometimes as a whole group. There is an emphasis on student production and engagement. Your tutor will also work with you individually. You will be benefit most from the course by doing homework. There will be ongoing assessments. Google Classroom will be used to help you do work outside the class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a lined A4 writing pads, pen, a folder for assignments and any other appropriate stationery. You will be expected to maintain a course folder of handouts and your assignments. If you are on a low income you may be able to apply to the Bursary Fund for help with the costs of the course (e.g. fares, books, materials). Access to a computer is beneficial.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

This course forms part of a series of courses designed to improve your English for the workplace and beyond. Other courses you could do at the same time or following this course are:

• AEWPC01 Develop your writing for the workplace and beyond: concision, coherence and organisation (Level 2)
• AEWPR01 Develop your reading and writing for the workplace and beyond: analysing, comparing and critically evaluating (Level 2)
• AEWPT01 Develop your writing for the workplace and beyond: tone, register, style
(Level 2)
• AERP01 Develop your English: reading for pleasure (Level 1-2)
• AEWC01/02 Develop your confidence in writing: sentence formation, grammar and punctuation in everyday writing (level 1-2)
• AEGF01/02 Develop your English: grammar foundation (level 1-2)
• AEWG01 Develop your writing: through grammar (level 1-2)
• AEO01/02 English for the Office: with digital skills (Level 1-2)

You might also want to do a qualification:

• ACP103 Getting ready for English Language GCSE
• AC10B/103 English Language GCSE
• AEA01 English: getting ready for Level 2 functional skills and apprenticeships (IW)
• AEA402A/B English Functional Skills Level 2

We also run Maths and Digital Skills courses to help you particularly in the workplace.
For more information contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511.

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Course Code: AEWPC01

Wed, day, 30 Sep - 02 Dec '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £139.00
Senior fee: £111.00
Concession: £35.00

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
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