Essay about Communication Skills And The Writing Skills

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In this world of 140 characters, instant messages, and emails possessing good business writing skills are still important. When email or other written communication is sent, it is out there for people to judge. Your correspondences not only reflect on you, but on your organization as well, so it’s essential to get it right. For my development goal, I decided to improve my written communication skills by completing several courses through our Judicial Online University (JOU). The eleven courses I took were very informative and complex, so I have divided this report into two sections: grammar skills and the writing process.

GRAMMAR SKILLS

Grammar is extremely important because it is the foundation of communication. The better the grammar, the clearer the message, the more likely the receiver will understand what the sender is conveying. The first grammar course, “Parts of Speech” covers the building blocks of forming a sentence using the eight parts of speech. These parts are nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, subjects, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. It is extremely important to recognize parts of speech because every single word belongs to one of these eight word groups and helps us to form simple sentences. For more colorful sentences, the “Working with Words” and the “The Mechanics of Writing,” courses show how common prefixes and suffixes can be added to a word to modify its meaning, how to make subject and verb agree in number, where to add…

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