Clear text writing course
Do you regularly write quotations, plans, reports or proposals for your work? Does it always take more time and attention than you expected? While you remain uncertain about what your readers actually want to know? And whether your text is convincing? Learnit's writing training can help you to write professional texts faster and with more confidence.
The training Clear Writing is aimed at writers like you: experts, but not necessarily in writing itself. In two days, you are introduced to a working method that produces better results more quickly. First, we map out to whom you are writing, what you are writing about and for what purpose. Once the writing task is clear, we set up a basic structure for your text. You learn how to express yourself in an appealing and convincing way. Finally, you learn where you can find answers to your language questions.
Below you will find an overview of topics that are addressed in the training course on Writing Clear Texts. This programme can be supplemented with subjects of the participants that come up during the intake.
- What exactly do I have to tell the reader, and why?
- What does the reader want to know?
- What do I want the reader to do with or through my text?
- What makes a text convincing?
- Which text structure do I choose for a text with problem and solution(s), for an advice or plan, or for an (evaluation) report? What other choices do I have?
- How do I write for the impatient reader? Pyramid writing? Scannable writing?
- Chapters, paragraphs and subparagraphs: how do I deal with them? And Word?
- Do I choose a formal, neutral or informal style? For whom and in what situations?
- How do I formulate pleasant and easy-to-read sentences?
This training is pre-eminently practice-oriented. It goes without saying that we alternate listening, sharing, trying out and reflecting (also amongst ourselves). To ensure that you will indeed write better texts at your workplace more quickly and thus take away what you need from the training, the training is also interactive. You can ask questions, you learn from the other participants and you receive many tips to find answers to language questions in practice. Finally, after the training you can send in a text from practice for feedback.
The training in Clear Writing is suitable for everyone who regularly writes longer texts that have to convince in their work. For example: reports, plans, proposals and quotations. Structuring and arguing play an important role in this.
The training focuses mainly on the Dutch language area. But structuring and convincing is more international than you think. If you also have to write in English, German or French for your work, most of these tips will do the job.
If you mainly write short documents such as letters and e-mails, the training course Customer-oriented writing may be more suitable for you. For those who mainly have questions about writing without errors, we warmly recommend the training course Dutch spelling and grammar. Feel free to contact Learnit for advice!
The topics mentioned above will certainly be given attention, because they contribute directly to better structured, more convincing and more readable texts. The exact content of the programme depends on the intakes that the trainer conducts shortly before the training dates, either by e-mail or telephone. So you can certainly suggest points of interest.
Do you have colleagues in your team or department who have the same questions? Or do you want a training course that is even more tailored to your work practice and/or that of your colleagues? Then contact us to discuss the possibilities tailored to your needs.
For the training Clear Writing, you need to be able to read and write Dutch at MBO +/- HBO level.
The training is provided in Dutch as standard. The trainer has a good command of the English language. Use can be made of course material in English. With a minimum of three participants, the training can also be provided entirely in English.
Prices mentioned are per person, including course material.
Lunch is included in the on-site training.
||4 sessions of three hours
|Price per day, excluding VAT
|Total, incl. VAT
After completion of the training, a Learnit certificate is issued as proof of participation.