University Modesto Yearly Training

Class Number: 103
Title: Writing Skills

OVERVIEW: This purpose of this course is to improve basic writing skills in composition and ability to edit, raise awareness of grammar and increase confidence in overall writing skills.

LENGTH OF COURSE: 2 hours

TARGET AUDIENCE: All Employees

FREQUENCY OF TRAINING: Taught 2 times per year

METHOD OF DELIVERY: Lecture

TRAINING GOAL: This fast moving course will help anyone who writes and edits messages such as letters, memos, e-mail and reports. Other specialized kinds of common governmental writing assignments will also be covered, depending on the needs and requests of the participants.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  1. Improve writing skills in composition and ability to edit.
  2. Raise awareness of grammar and increase confidence.
  3. Update knowledge on trends and writing tips

INSTRUCTOR PREPARATION:

1. Get student list for Training Division 4. Review curriculum
2. Receive PowerPoint presentation 5. Review PowerPoint presentation
3. Print Handouts 6. Rehearse for class

INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO:

  1. 10-15 students 1 instructor
  2. 15-20 students 2 instructors

RESOURCES AND MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  1. PowerPoint presentation
  2. Curriculum Handouts (PowerPoint)

ASSESSEMENT: Assessment of this class will be accomplished through a Class Evaluation Sheet. The Training Committee will review all class evaluation sheets on a quarterly basis to specifically identify strength and weakness in both course content and instructor delivery and take appropriate action(s) to continuously improve content or instructor delivery respectively.

Developed by:
Gail Clement
May 12, 2008

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