Workplace writing tips
Date posted: May 1, 2014
Earlier this week, the Globe and Mail published an article on eight writing strategies for people who say they can’t write. This was directed particularly at people who need to do business writing. But, the ideas are good for all reluctant writers.
There are even more tips for workplace writing available from the Decoda library. Here’s a sample:
The Write Direction: a new teacher’s practical guide to teaching writing and its application to the workplace.
Fred Wolff & Lynna Garber Kalna. Boston, Mass.: Allyn & Bacon, 2010.
This guide looks at how to teach writing and the connection between classroom writing and writing for the business world. Designed for Grade 4 – 12 teachers, the information linking writing skills to workplace writing can also be valuable for adult literacy teachers.
Writing at work.
Sue Grecki, Sheila Whincup. Burnaby, BC: SkillPlan, 2003.
This resource is designed to give instructors examples of workplace writing tasks that are practical and meaningful to learners. Organized by writing formats, it covers the writing tasks typical for the majority of working Canadians. An appendix of authentic documents for learning activities is provided.
Writing at Work: how to write clearly, effectively and professionally.
Neil James. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2007.
This book offers practical ideas for writing clearly, efficiently and effectively at work. It covers all steps in the writing process: planning, structuring the text, selecting the right tone, and reviewing the final product. Includes examples of clear language in submissions, reports, letters, emails and memos.
To borrow any or all of these books, email firstname.lastname@example.org.