ELC-WSIP (Course Reference No: TGS-2020505923)

WRITING SUMMARIES, INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES

Description

This course aims to provide participants with key knowledge and skills to succinctly summarise information and findings, communicate analyses and insights, and present perspectives on issues that impact on jobs and skills in writing in a clear, credible and persuasive fashion.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. analyse summaries, commentaries and opinion writing pieces and identify key communication features;
  2. draw on their knowledge and experience to critically evaluate information gathered through secondary sources, distill credible insights and offer fresh perspectives.
  3. apply strategies for clear, concise, coherent, and credible (4 C’s) communication in writing summaries, commentaries and opinion pieces;
  4. employ persuasive appeals (ethos, pathos and logos) and rhetorical strategies intentionally to persuade and increase audience interest and engagement;
  5. demonstrate keen awareness of context, audience and purpose of writing; and
  6. project a strong and confident writer’s voice.

MODE OF TRAINING

Synchronous e-learning

COURSE OUTLINE

Day 1

What’s the Point?

  • Ranking texts in terms of appeal

What makes an argument appealing?

Rhetoric: Art of persuasion

  • Ethos, logos and pathos

Developing an argument?

  • Applying PEEL

Different genres, different purposes

 

Day 2

I see the POINT, where’s the EVIDENCE?
Writing a Summary
Writing a Commentary
Enhancing appeal of text

  • Using Infographic

 

 

Day 3

Perspectives and Insights: Deeper, nuanced, more complex
Pathos – Anecdotes, Direct quotes

  • Humanizing evidence

Writing an Opinion piece

 

Day 4

Writing Presentation

 

Participants will engage in role plays and gain immediate feedback from peers and the instructor.

PRE-REQUISITES

N.A

COURSE DATES & TIMES

REGISTRATION

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Public Service Professionals

FEES & FUNDING

Non-Subsidized Course Fee
Singapore Citizen 39 years old or younger
Singaporean PRs
Singapore Citizen 40 years or older eligible for MCES
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
Full Programme Fee

S$ 1700

S$ 1700
S$ 1700
S$ 1700
S$ 1700
SkillsFuture Funding Eligible for Claim Period (19 Oct 2017 to 30 Sep 2020)
-
(S$ 1190)
(S$ 1190)
(S$ 1190)
(S$ 1190)
Nett Programme Fee
S$ 1700
S$ 510
S$ 510
S$ 510
S$ 510
7% GST on Nett Programme Fee
S$ 119.00
S$ 35.70
S$ 39.90
S$ 39.90
S$ 39.90
Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Incl. GST
S$ 1819.00
S$ 545.70
S$ 545.70
S$ 545.70
S$ 545.70
Less Additional Funding if Eligible Under Various Scheme
-
-
-
(S$ 340)
(S$ 340)
Total Nett Programme Fee, Incl. GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes
S$ 1819.00
S$ 545.70
S$ 545.70
S$ 205.70
S$ 205.70
  • Total Nett Course Fee, Incl. GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes
  • SkillsFuture Funding Eligible for Claim Period 1 Jul 2021 to 30 June 2024
  • NTUC members enjoy 50% of the unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit Skills Upgrade.
  • Learners must record at least 75% attendance, and pass all assessment components, to be eligible for SSG funding.

TRAINER

Mr Patrick Gallo is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for English Language Communication, NUS. Patrick received the Centre's Commendation for Teaching Excellence in Academic Years 2001/02, 2002/03 and 2003/04 and the Residential College Teaching Commendation in AY 2015/16. In the past 24 years, he has provided many highly rated workshops for NUS staff, students and the public.

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