About this course

Would you like to improve your ability to write effective emails and letters in a government context? Learn how to draft documents that are easy to read and simple to use. Write clearly and concisely using the governments writing style in this one day workshop. *Writing for Government (Correspondence) is part one of four for the Writing for Government suite.

Additional Information: - Note: Writing for Government (Correspondence) is part one of four for the Writing for Government suite. -

Key Topics:
The key topics for Writing for Government (Correspondence) are:
- Understanding the needs of readers
- Writing in plain English
- Structuring sentences, paragraphs and documents
- Planning and developing content
- Using government templates and applying government style
- Correcting common errors.

This course is a practical workshop, which focuses on active learning though discussion, activities, case studies and critical thinking. The first session focuses on reader analysis, plain English and sentence/paragraph construction.

You will then be guided through a case study to develop skills in planning and writing the content of correspondence. Later, you will review examples of government correspondence to analyse fitness for purpose and correct common errors.

The course uses a workbook with tips and techniques for improving your writing. The workbook includes a checklist that will be useful when you are writing and reviewing correspondence in your workplace.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- Identify the needs of your readers
- Write clear and concise sentences using plain English techniques
- Use a simple thinking tool to develop content
- Plan and write structured letters and emails
- Apply the government writing style for correspondence
- Apply email etiquette
- Identify common errors in content, structure and language.

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