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Formal Writing is a vital skill in almost every workplace. This course can teach you how to excel in the crafting of reports, essays and formal letters.
All the skills you will need are broken down into bite-size chunks with clear explanations followed by opportunities to put these into practice. You can then check you progress as all the tasks and questions are followed immediately by the answers.
Suitable for almost all levels, you can pick and choose which skills to focus on, but there is so much ground covered that you will definitely find your horizons expanded. I have poured 10 years of teaching experience into these slides and they have been trialled with numerous groups in classrooms before being adapted for the Internet.
As a special bonus, there is also a Masterclass in persuasive writing, which will teach you the skills necessary to communicate your point of view and convince your readers.
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|Section 1: Introduction: why you need to master formal writing|
Introducing your TutorPreview
Introducing "A Masterclass in Formal Writing", which aims to help you create excellent reports, essays, formal letters and such like. This will firstly involve an overview of the course:
Without wasting any of your valuable time, I will share the first set of strategies to make your formal writing vocabulary accurate and varied.
|Section 2: Skills overview|
Formal Writing - a Skills OverviewPreview
|Quiz 1||5 questions|
Make sure you understand the key skills required for excellent writing
|Section 3: Varied, accurate vocabulary|
Varying your Vocabulary Correctly
Varying your vocabulary accurately
|Section 4: Sound Planning and Solid Research|
Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance
|Quiz 3||4 questions|
Check that you've understood the key concepts required to assess information for inclusion in your writing.
|Section 5: Logical, maximum-impact structuring|
Maximising impact & highlighting transitions
|Quiz 4||8 questions|
Learn which words and phrases to insert into sentences, so that your writing flows accurately.
|Section 6: Easy-to-follow layouts|
Crafting an easy-to-follow layout
|Section 7: Showcasing your skills and understanding language|
Skills Showcase & Unravelling Language
Showcasing your skills & unravelling language
|Section 8: Sorting out punctuation and grammar|
Perfecting your Punctuation
Perfecting your punctuation
|Section 9: Top tips for editing and proofreading|
|Section 10: BONUS: mastering persuasive writing|
Mastering Peruasive Writing: Part 1
Mastering Peruasive Writing: Part 2
Mastering Peruasive Writing: Part 3
|Section 11: Fun Review Quiz|
Fun Review Quiz
After graduating with a First Class Joint Honours in History and English Literature from Glasgow University, I completed a PGDE teaching qualification through Jordanhill, Strathclyde University. This enabled me to become a Secondary English teacher, which I enjoyed for three years, before taking the exciting opportunity to transfer to Further Education.
Currently, as a Communication lecturer, I help students to develop functional skills in Reading, Writing and Speaking, contextualising these to their various vocational courses. In my teaching, I aim to engage students through succinct, quality explanations; practical, real-life examples and creative challenges, wherever possible, that enable active learning.
I'm now into my thirties, married to a wonderful woman and blessed with a beautiful daughter who's just starting to walk. In my spare time, I love to play basketball and football, as well as read a good book and watch a thought-provoking film.