Writing for Results (WRIT7110)

Writing for Results

Writing for Results


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.




1.2 CEU's

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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

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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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