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Writing Essentials [electronic resource]

Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
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.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
24 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
6 to 12
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 01, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Communication Essentials
Communication Essentials (Films Media Group)
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)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2010.
Publisher no.
  • 40421s Films Media Group
  • 40424 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (24 min.) : sd., col., digital file. + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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