Welcome

Writing skills have never been more valuable. E-communication provides the link that brings the world together. However, with just a click of a button, relationships can be severed, usually at great cost to all of the players. Make the decision to build skills that circumvent conflict—make the decision to use writing to enhance relationships, not simply share information.

 

Are you seeking a results-oriented textbook that builds communication and writing skills?

Business Communication and Writing improves writing skill and style as it guides learners through a process that improves their communication skills, developing competence in cultural sensitivity, team building, and conflict resolution. The text instructs learners how to format business documents professionally so that readers can understand purpose at a glance. Because content is broken into cohesive topics, the text is ideal for online learning.

The Writer’s Handbook: Grammar for Writing gives learners the tools that they need to produce credible, professional documents. The step-by-step process assists writers in filling their learning gaps, including keys to activities to enhance self-study. Learners have access to supplemental activities online at www.youngcommunication.com. Give your at-risk students the tools they need to succeed, and your teachers will achieve the impossible.

Our textbooks consistently achieve results beyond expectations because our books adhere to a process that intertwines grammar with writing style, untangling complicated principles and making them simple.

 

Would your employees benefit from making more effective writing decisions in less time?

Information flow is important, but it’s the quality of the relationship that gets the job done. Too often professionals lose sight of this critical element because their Inbox is full and their time is limited. Simple decisions can make a critical difference in tone and understanding. In a short time, professionals who take our workshops learn vital tools that allow them to manage their time and relationships more effectively.

Improving writing skills improves the bottom line: The Business Writing Workshop builds skills an average of 40 to 60 percent. Writing Effective E-Mail provides guidelines to improve tone and enhance business relationships.

For more than two decades, participants have said that our programs improve their confidence as well as their skills.

 

Would your teachers appreciate a workshop to develop learners’ writing skills?

The traditional approach of teaching grammar in the context of writing is effective but doesn’t achieve total success—especially among those students who lack an understanding of structure and cannot seem to grasp the difference between a fragment and a run-on.

As Dr. Ralph W. Tyler once said, “It isn’t what you are already doing that you need to do better. It’s what you’re not doing at all that you need to begin to do.”

Could it be that grammar has its own context and that part of the problem with learning grammar relates to taking principles out of context? Our textbooks and workshops apply Tyler’s advice by offering a method that shifts the emphasis, giving grammar a more prominent place in the curriculum design until students understand core principles.

  • Students first learn to separate composing from editing.
  • Students then learn principles of grammar and punctuation in a logical sequence, starting with the sentence core.
  • Students compose freely and then apply principles as part of an editing strategy.
  • Students fill their learning gaps and build a solid foundation on which to develop their writing and editing skills

As a result, grammar becomes manageable to teach and even fun to learn. Complex principles such as parallel structure and active voice become accessible when students understand structure. When students apply correct grammar and punctuation principles to their own writing as they edit, they achieve effective results.

 

Pulling It All Together

This semester, we covered diverse topics from punctuation and formatting to team building and getting a job. You learned how to produce letters, memos, and e-mail. What were your favorite topics? How have your skills and thinking changed? In short, what did you learn and how are you using it?

Becoming an Incurable Editor

You are working intensely to improve your writing skills: What are you learning and how are your skills changing? Do you feel differently about writing? Are you on the road to becoming an incurable editor?

Pulling It All Together

This semester, we covered diverse topics from punctuation and formatting to team building and getting a job. You learned how to produce letters, memos, and e-mail. What were your favorite topics? How have your skills and thinking changed? In short, what did you learn and how are you using it?

Editing Skills Tune-Up

What are you learning to help you proofread and edit effectively? What editing tips can you give your readers? As you apply what you are learning, what results are you seeing in your writing?

Pulling It All Together

This semester, we covered diverse topics from punctuation and formatting to team building and getting a job. You learned how to produce letters, memos, and e-mail. What were your favorite topics? How have your skills and thinking changed? In short, what did you learn and how are you using it?

Developing Your Professional Voice

How does professional writing differ from other sorts of writing, such as academic writing or personal writing? Which editing principles do you apply on a regular basis? What other tools or techniques have helped you develop or shape your professional voice?

Pulling It All Together

This semester, we covered diverse topics from punctuation and formatting to team building and getting a job. You learned how to produce letters, memos, and e-mail. What were your favorite topics? How have your skills and thinking changed? In short, what did you learn and how are you using it?

Editing Skills Tune-Up

What are you learning to help you proofread and edit effectively? What editing tips can you give your readers? As you apply what you are learning, what results are you seeing in your writing?

Becoming an Incurable Editor

You have worked intensely to improve your writing skills: What did you learn? How has your writing changed? Do you feel differently about writing? What were your favorite topics?

Developing Your Professional Voice

How does professional writing differ from other sorts of writing, such as academic writing or personal writing? Which editing principles do you apply on a regular basis? What other tools or techniques have helped you develop or shape your professional voice?