Event Title

Tips for Making Your Communications Successful

Location

Richardson Ballroom

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

13-6-2017 8:40 AM

End Date

13-6-2017 9:25 AM

Description

Anytime we send written communication, we must aim for two goals: clarity and correctness. Because we are not face-to-face with our recipients, they do not have the opportunity to ask us to explain something that is not clear. It also follows that the recipients will make judgments about our competence based on the correctness of our communication. While not everyone will be able to name the “error,” the reader will usually recognize that something does not “sound” or “look” right. Our goal in this time together is to examine some common errors that we all make and see how to avoid them and to work on ways to reduce wordiness in order to keep our communication clear and correct.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Jones is the dean of University College and an associate professor of English. In her more than 25 years at Winthrop – during which she has received the Faculty Student Life Award, the Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Margaret Bryant Endowed Professorship in English – she has served as the director of the Writing Center, the director of writing, and the chair of the Department of English before becoming dean of University College in 2008.

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Jun 13th, 8:40 AM Jun 13th, 9:25 AM

Tips for Making Your Communications Successful

Richardson Ballroom

Anytime we send written communication, we must aim for two goals: clarity and correctness. Because we are not face-to-face with our recipients, they do not have the opportunity to ask us to explain something that is not clear. It also follows that the recipients will make judgments about our competence based on the correctness of our communication. While not everyone will be able to name the “error,” the reader will usually recognize that something does not “sound” or “look” right. Our goal in this time together is to examine some common errors that we all make and see how to avoid them and to work on ways to reduce wordiness in order to keep our communication clear and correct.