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Writing Essentials

Author: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
Publisher: Lawrenceville, NJ : Films Media Group ; Orangeville, ON : McIntyre Media [distributor] 2010
Series: Communication essentials (Films Media Group)
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Students who've had a hard time with term papers and essay questions may be shocked to learn how much their postgraduation world revolves around writing. This program shows how effective written communication is possible for anyone, even those who struggle to complete a simple fax or e-mail. Methods for improvement include gauging the needs of the reader, keeping prose short and simple, emphasizing benefits,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), 2010
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Videorecording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 695008005
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 08, 2010).
"Students who've had a hard time with term papers and essay questions may be shocked to learn how much their postgraduation world revolves around writing. This program shows how effective written communication is possible for anyone, even those who struggle to complete a simple fax or e-mail. Methods for improvement include gauging the needs of the reader, keeping prose short and simple, emphasizing benefits, avoiding jargon and overblown language, employing a confident yet respectful tone, and more. Viewable/printable discussion questions are available online. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. Part of the series Communication Essentials. (23 minutes)."
Credits: Producer and script writer, Diane Morris ; executive producers, Diana Sole Walko, Craig Claudin, Brad Kloza ; videographers, Doug Morris and Wesley Poole ; editors, Doug Morris and Ward Hiney.
Performer(s): Host, Penny Sheppard.
Description: 1 streaming video (24 minutes.)
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Why are Writing Skills Important? (2:55) --
Getting Started (4:47) --
Writing It Down (3:03) --
Active Versus Passive Voice (2:20) --
Tone (4:21) --
Proofread (5:26).
Series Title: Communication essentials (Films Media Group)

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Students who've had a hard time with term papers and essay questions may be shocked to learn how much their postgraduation world revolves around writing. This program shows how effective written communication is possible for anyone, even those who struggle to complete a simple fax or e-mail. Methods for improvement include gauging the needs of the reader, keeping prose short and simple, emphasizing benefits, avoiding jargon and overblown language, employing a confident yet respectful tone, and more.

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