Effective Writing Refresher Workshop (Half Day)

Course ID: 
NIHTC2116
Description: 

Want to transform your writing from good to great? Good writing isn't just for Hemingway; it makes good sense for daily business, too. This 3-hour refresher workshop targets the most common writing errors in organization, grammar, and style that are seen across NIH administrative and scientific staff writing challenges. Students will actively review grammar exercises and learn how to leverage grammar to streamline their own writing for a variety of audiences. Students will bring writing samples and a writing project to class and apply lessons in active proofreading. Participants will also receive resources and a checklist to keep handy.

This course is the successful outgrowth of a pilot workshop series previously conducted for high-performing OD employees. The instructor has served as a writing consultant for NIH scientists and administrators, is a published medical author, possesses a Masters in teaching English, and has taught English grammar in the US and Europe.

Key Topics: 
  • Engaging Your Audience
  • Organization/Format
  • Grammar
  • Streamlining Your Sentences
  • Voice/Tone
  • Plain Language Tips
There are currently no scheduled offerings for the course NIHTC2116. This course, however, can be provided as a closed enrollment class for groups. If you would like to request a closed enrollment class, please contact the NIHTrainingCenter@nih.gov.