Effective Writing in Legal and Business Settings
LAW X 407.2
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This course is designed to be a companion to the oral communications course covering pre-writing essentials and more.
What you can learn.
- Review key components of clear and effective written communications to utilize in the most common legal employer settings
- Learn pre-writing essentials including purpose, tone, clarity, and appropriate vocabulary
- Develop various ways of handling serious mistakes in written communications
About this course:
This course reviews key components of clear and effective written communications to utilize in emails, print correspondence, and more formal memoranda in the most common legal employer settings. A companion to the oral communications course, it covers pre-writing essentials including audience, purpose, tone, form, internal organization, clarity, appropriate vocabulary, time management, revision, and proofreading, as well as grammar and style. The course also addresses various ways of handling serious mistakes in written communications, including misinterpretations, errors and typos, and misdirected correspondence.