My Causerie

"All great change in America begins at the dinner table." ~ Ronald Reagan

How to boost your writing health February 29, 2016

Filed under: ACS 213,ACS 313 — mycauserie @ 7:00 am

Professors proclaim it. Bloggers broadcast it. Students struggle with it. “Improve your writing skills” is probably said to college students

Photo Credit: jordanuhl7 via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: jordanuhl7 via Compfight cc

and young professionals as much as “eat your vegetables” is said to 5-year-olds at the dinner table.

And there are as many writing tips out there for you to try as there are vegetables!

  1. 7 ways to improve your writing…right now
  2. 10 ways to improve your writing skills–quickly
  3. 16 Ways to improve your writing
  4. 25 free online courses to improve your writing skills

These free resources are endless; you just need to stop pushing them aside like broccoli at dinner time.

If you took advantage of Career Development Day, you met Danny Rubin, whose easy-to-follow writing templates might just make your writing more palatable…kind of like what cheese sauce does for broccoli!

Rubin gave participants a chance to practice some of his writing tips during an interactive workshop, and each person went home with a floating-3d-bookcopy of his new book, “Wait, How Do I Write This Email?” This book alone was worth the price of admission, but if you missed out on it, you can order it online. Trust me, you want this book…just like you want cheese sauce on that broccoli (probably more).

You should also add Rubin’s blog, “News to Live By” to your reading list because he also offers a lot of great writing advice such as “How to Catch the Most Mistakes When You Edit“–an excellent midterm read for public relations writing students!

Eating your vegetables makes your body healthier. Improving your writing makes your career prospects healthier. You just need to stop pushing your writing around your plate; it’s time to get serious about your professional health. Are you ready?

I’ll share more about Career Development Day later, but for now…pull up a chair and let’s talk.

 

 

 

 

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