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Professional Writing in English

Writing well and communicating effectively are critical skills for all those working in academic and business management. Whether you are writing an e-mail, a business plan, a policy document, an internal memo, or website content, you need to recognize and understand the nuances of writing these different types of documents.

Course content

You will learn to craft well-written communication, to be persuasive, to make requests and to write succinctly and clearly. You will work on your own material – which you provide as input at the start of the course. We work with your reader’s expectations in mind, and you will learn to adjust your writing style to their needs.

Our approach is no-nonsense and hands-on: you write and you and the teacher review, edit and improve your writing: you can directly apply the results in your daily work.

  • Write and communicate professionally

  • Learn from the experts

  • Reader focus

  • Communicate more effectively

  • Your material - directly applicable

  • No nonsense and hands-on

If you want to follow a course on scientific writing, please visit Scientific Writing for Professionals.

Planning

Since this course is offered as a tailor-made solution, sessions are scheduled accordingly. Please expect to spend 2 to 4 hours on homework after each session.

Course material

Course material will be supplied by the teacher on Blackboard. For some modules, additional handouts will be given during the sessions.

Certification

 If you are taking the course as part of Wageningen University & Research Language Policy, your skills will be assessed throughout the course. Assessment is based on the writing assignments you submit each session. If you sufficiently improve in the course, you will receive a Wageningen in’to Languages certificate.

Fee

The fee depends on the number of sessions. You will receive a personalised offer.

    Prior to registration: placement test

    To be able to tailor the course to your level and needs, we require all new course participants to take the free Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT). Please note: your registration cannot be confirmed without a placement test result.

    Arrange an OOPT appointment through our online calendar.

    Please note that it is not possible to cancel your appointment online. If you cannot attend your appointment, please contact us:

    T: +31 (0)317 48 25 52
    E: into@wur.nl.