Course Overview

Get your message out there clearly and concisely, and feel good about your writing in the process! Learn to craft concise, targeted messages that provide your readers what they want and need — but without overloading them with words. Concise writing help prevents confusion and misinterpretation too. This course will show you three strategies for writing in a way that's naturally concise from the start. That means less editing time as well.

What You'll Learn

In this course, you’ll learn to:

- Recognize the causes of wordiness in writing

- Provide meaning to your readers quickly and easily

- Use a naturally concise sentence structure

- Avoid words and sentence structures that cause wordiness

- Choose verbs that increase concision and reduce wordiness

- Manage tone and concision simultaneously.

Who Should Attend

If you're looking to improve your Business Writing, this course is for you! Concise writing helps writers meet their goals and helps readers get the information they need. This course will help both leaders and team members clarify and target their written communication, helping ensure mutual understanding. This course is also a great choice if you write for the public or write about technical information for a lay audience. Learn to reduce the length of your message to better help large audiences engage with the material.

Additional Information

Must view 95% of instructional videos and complete all review and reflect questions to receive Certificate of Completion.

Clear & Concise Writing takes about 4 hours to complete. You can pause and resume the course at any time. You'll learn from 6 instructional videos and multiple opportunities to practice and apply your learning. Make sure you have internet access, audio, and a place to take notes and try some example revisions.

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Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $130.00
Drop Request Deadline
No drop request allowed after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
No transfer request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes
This is a self-paced course and you will have 42 days to complete after enrollment.

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This course is Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. For more information, visit the UNM Tuition Remission information page.

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