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Nov 02 - Nov 03, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $799 G
Mar 15 - Mar 16, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $799 O
May 24 - May 25, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $799 O
Jun 14 - Jun 15, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $799 O
Jul 12 - Jul 13, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $799 O
Aug 09 - Aug 10, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $799 O
Sep 13 - Sep 14, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $799 O
Oct 04 - Oct 05, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $799 O
Dec 06 - Dec 07, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Thu-Fri
Washington , DC $799 O
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Course overview

Create documents that achieve results. Learn to analyze each writing situation-focusing on your purpose, reader, and context. Write effective explanations and instructions, using lists, headings, and graphics to get the job done. Write convincing arguments, clearly stating your position and supporting it effectively. Avoid logical fallacies in your writing and learn to spot them in messages you receive. Use writing to convince your reader and achieve real-world results. Use plain language as mandated by the Federal Plain Writing Act of 2010.

This course aligns with the following DoD financial management competencies:
DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Written Communication (Lead Self) N/A 8
Influencing/Negotiating (Lead Teams/Projects) N/A 4

Who should attend?

Experienced writers who want to write more powerful, results-oriented documents. This is the third of four sequenced writing courses: Grammar for Professionals (ENGL7005D), Fundamentals of Writing (WRIT7010D), Writing for Results (WRIT7110D), and Clear Writing through Critical Thinking (WRIT7100D).

Learning outcomes

  • Analyze the purpose, reader, and context of each communication situation.
  • Write clear, well-organized explanations and instructions.
  • Use headings, lists, and graphics to communicate clearly.
  • Write compelling arguments that call the reader to take action.
  • Use different types of appeals to convince readers.
  • Effectively organize results-oriented messages
  • Analyze arguments and avoid logical fallacies
  • Use plain language to communicate clearly in writing.

Course outline

Day One

Lesson 1: Understanding Results-Oriented Writing

  • Taking a Pre-Assessment
  • Using the Traits and Process
  • Establishing Your Purpose
  • Understanding Your Reader
  • Analyzing the Context
  • Using Plain Language
  • Gathering Information

Lesson 2: Explaining

  • Stating Your Main Point
  • Using Levels of Detail
  • Organizing with Transitions
  • Using Statements, Commands, and Questions
  • Building Effective Lists
  • Using Informative Headings
  • Employing Graphics

Day Two

Lesson 3: Persuading

  • Reviewing Lessons 1 and 2
  • Stating Your Position
  • Building Your Argument
  • Making Logical and Ethical Appeals
  • Reaching Resistant Readers
  • Calling the Reader to Act
  • Organizing to Persuade

Lesson 4: Applying Results-Oriented Writing

  • Analyzing Arguments
  • Avoiding Logical Fallacies 1
  • Avoiding Logical Fallacies 2
  • Avoiding Logical Fallacies 3
  • Using References
  • Applying Your Learning
  • Taking a Post-Assessment

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