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 University of Chicago’s Writer’s Studio invites you to take our business writing courses for better communication in business and beyond.

Powerful Punctuation: Commanding Commas, Sexy Semicolons, and More | Feb 28–Mar 7

Forget the dry, boring grammar lessons of your youth. Take this class and enter an enchanting world of punctuation unlike any you have ever considered. Do commas trip you up? Unsure about semicolons? Come explore their usage and untapped power. We will also touch upon more elusive forms of punctuation: hyphens, dashes, parentheses, apostrophes, and ellipses. Like a multimedia artist who uses a variety of material, go beyond your ho-hum periods, question marks, and exclamations and learn how to infuse your writing with fun (yes, fun!) forms of punctuation.

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Effective Writing for Business and the Professions | Mar 28–May 16

In the workplace, writing succeeds when it is easy to read, efficient, and valuable. The more you know, the more difficult it can be to communicate your expertise clearly and persuasively. To share your expertise with others, you must organize your material, structure your ideas, and frame your concepts in language that is both precise enough to be accurate and direct enough to be clear to your reader. This course introduces techniques you can use to diagnose and revise your writing so that it will succeed with any readers, from colleagues to clients to the general public. Tuition includes course materials.

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