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This is a Presentation to improve your Written Communication.

This is a Presentation to improve your Written Communication.

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  • 1.
    • “ Proper words in proper places make the true definition of a style.” -Jonathan Swift
  • 2. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
  • 3. Writing…
    • Plan what you want to say in your letter or report.
    • Always start with a positive phrase.
    • Check spelling and punctuation, then send.
    • Use simple language- avoid ambiguous words.
  • 4. Writing Contd….
    • Edit the letter by cutting ruthlessly.
    • Be kind to other’s eyes (font size, clarity).
    • Be creative (use tables, graphs).
    • Use the language you are better at.
  • 5. Writing Contd..
    • Avoid using “you” while making any criticism.
    • Avoid using slang language.
    • Never express your anger and frustration.
    • Proof read.
  • 6. Clarity in Writing…
    • Rs. 1000000000
    • Rs. 10,00,00,000 /-
    • Rs. 10 crore.
  • 7. Trite/Cliche Expressions
    • One that has been so overused that it has become stale and dull.
    • Ex: raining cats and dogs and bright as the sun.
    • Avoid such expressions, they only distract from the power of the written script.
  • 8. Find the trite expression in each sentence .
    • Sadder but wiser, Ellen repaid the borrowed money.
    • The whole situation was rotten to the core.
    • Roger spotted the mistake as quick as a wink.
    • Her little brother was as destructive as a bull in a china shop.
  • 9. ERROR-FREE LANGUAGE
    • To write an error-free language, learners should be strongly founded in Tenses, Articles, Active/Passive voice, etc.
  • 10. Examples
    • 1. While I was on holiday my camera was disappeared (disappeared) from my hotel.
    • 2. A. How did you fall?
    • B. I pushed. (was pushed)
    • 3. A woman taken (was taken) to hospital after her car had collided with a lorry near Mysore yesterday. She went home after the treatment. A police inspector said afterwards:” The woman was lucky. She could be killed.”(She could have been killed).
  • 11. CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH
    • Apologising :
    • I’m sorry. That was my fault.
    • I’m terribly sorry for the delay.
    • Please pardon me for my mistake
    • I really feel bad about what I have done/spoken.
    • Please forgive me ….I won't speak like that hereafter.
  • 12. Response To Apology:
    • Don't worry, John.I didn’t take it seriously.
    • That’s all right. Don't do it again.
    • Forget it, Raja.
  • 13. Expressing a warning:
    • Watch out
    • Be careful
    • Beware
    • I warn you
  • 14. ERROR IDENTIFICATION
    • We are discussing about the movie we watched yesterday.
    • Your’s sincerly.
    • Yesterday we were watching the telivision for sometime.
    • He explained me the problem.
    • A: Where is your father?
    • B: He has gone for shopping.
  • 15.
    • My brother and myself went to Mysore yesterday.
    • Why don’t you refer the book I gave you yesterday?
    • The dog has lost it’s tail.
    • A: How often do you go to your native place?
    • B: I use to go twice a year.
  • 16. Bloopers in Written Communication
    • Spotted in a toilet of an office: TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW
    • In an office: WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN
  • 17. Bloopers Contd…
    • Seen at a notice board: FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN'T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE CENTRE ON THE FIRST FLOOR On a repair shop door: WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR - THE BELL DOESN'T WORK) .
    • THE POLICE WERE ATTACKED BY A LARGE GROUP OF ANGRY MOPS.
    • I PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE GONE TO THE DOCTOR ONE EAR AGO.
    • IF I STUDY HARD, I WILL GRADUATE IN 2004 YEARS

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