Writer's Studio Effective Writing

Writer's Studio

Improve your writing for greater clarity, organization, and persuasiveness.

Improve your writing for greater clarity, organization, and persuasiveness. The Writer’s Studio invites you to take our business writing courses for better communication in business and beyond.

The Heart of the Matter: Storytelling for Business

February 5–March 11, 2019 | 6–8:30 pm | Gleacher Center downtown | $465

Want to find a way to make writing for business and the professions even more effective? Simple: tell your story. In this six-week class, you will learn to create an authentic, compelling story that clarifies your mission, vision, and value proposition. We will study storytelling in the context of business and discover the powerful role it plays in inspiring, motivating, and resonating with an intended audience. You will learn how to create your own illuminating narrative, one that explores who you are, where you come from, and most importantly, why you do what you do.


Effective Writing for Business and the Professions Consultation


Use this one-on-one consultation to learn the skills necessary to enhance the clarity and effectiveness of your business and professional writing. Over eight weeks, you will receive written feedback on two five-page writing samples and revisions, and take part in four forty-five-minute, student-directed online consultation sessions. As University of Chicago Writing Program instructors, consultants will work with writers to help them align their goals as writers in the professional world with the needs of their readers. Consultants will help writers understand what rhetorical choices they have, and they will give writers analytical tools to take beyond the individual sessions.