Don’t settle for being a pretty good writer—become an outstanding communicator! Whether you’re polishing a bibliography for that 10-page research paper you just wrote or you’re putting your résumé together for the job fair on Tuesday, college- and career-bound homeschoolers need impeccable writing skills. This workshop will explain what skills colleges and employers expect and give you a game plan for mastering them.
- The four keys to professional writing
Organization, clarity, thoroughness, integrity
- Knowing your audience
The different expectations of college professors, employers, and customers when it comes to writing content and style; how to tailor your writing to fit your audience
- Academic writing
Thesis statements; quality research; citing sources, plagiarism, and MLA format; logic, persuasion, and reporting
- Business writing
Resumes and self-promotion; blogging, articles, and letters; proposals and reports; customer service
- What you can do tomorrow
How to grade this kind of writing, resources, advice, and how to take the next step
Ideal for high school students, their parents, and their teachers. Homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike will enjoy this talk.
This talk can be given as a keynote address, workshop, or interview (30–60 minutes; 45 minutes with a Q&A afterward is ideal). It can also be given as an all-day or half-day seminar. Seminar formats can be customized to meet the needs of your group and cover many more topics.