Writing Skills for Probation Staff, 8 hours
This course helps staff write clear and concise reports, free of punctuation errors, misspelled words, typos, jargon and slang. The course focuses on the principles of the written word, from the correct use of apostrophes, modifiers, commas, semicolons and colons to subject-verb agreement and active voice. Students take a test at the beginning of course to assess their knowledge of the English language and brush up on the areas in which they need to improve. Participants compose their own sentences over the course of this engaging class and receive direct feedback from the instructor. Participants come away from this course more confident writers with a fuller appreciation for being professional on paper.