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PEF members can take advantage of upcoming Public Service Workshop trainings on the mechanics of professional writing and professional writing composition.

The virtual Professional Writing: Mechanics will be held Jan. 12 and 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This two-session (each three hours in length) virtual workshop provides participants with a review of the mechanics of writing including word choice and sentence structure. The workshop includes a review of the parts of speech, phrases and clauses, and the use of modifiers. Participants will also review the rules of punctuation.

Participants must complete the NYS GOER Writing Mechanics (Online) course component prior to attending the virtual portion of this workshop. Register by Jan. 5.

Another writing course, Professional Writing: Composition, also virtual, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27. Register by Jan. 19. This two-session virtual workshop provides an overview of essential writing skills that include developing and organizing ideas, choosing a focus for writing, and using appropriate language for the audience. Participants will focus on writing skills within the context of the larger writing process, approaching a writing task from pre-writing through revisions. Writing tone, style, and technique will also be addressed.

For a full description, registration and deadlines, click here.