Writing for Results: A hands-on program to develop clear, effective writing skills (2006)

Instruction manual with participant handouts

The program outlined in this document has been developed to help people learn to write clearly and effectively at work, in the community, and at home.

The first principle underlying the program is that effective writing begins with a complete understanding of both the purpose of a piece of writing and its intended audience, while the second principle says that good writing is a process that takes time and follows certain steps.

The program focuses on practical, everyday writing, rather than creative writing. Participants work with a variety of documents, including letters, memos, forms, short reports, brochures, posters, email messages, newsletters, and advertisements.

The first six activities in the program focus on the process of writing, including knowing the audience; knowing the purpose of the document; brainstorming ideas and organizing them; writing the first draft; reviewing and testing the document; and revising the document. The final activity is an optional individual writing project.

Potential participants in the program include government workers; employees or volunteers at community groups; health care or education staff; learners in adult basic education programs; people in workplace education programs; or anyone who wants to develop the skills needed for clear and effective writing.

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NWT Literacy Council. Writing for Results: A hands-on program to develop clear, effective writing skills 2006. Web. 21 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nwtlc/writing_for_results/writing_for_results.pdf>
NWT Literacy Council (2006). Writing for Results: A hands-on program to develop clear, effective writing skills. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nwtlc/writing_for_results/writing_for_results.pdf
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