This is a Presentation to improve your Written Communication.
Text of Written communication
Proper words in proper places makethe 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 bycutting ruthlessly.
Be kind to others 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.
6. Clarity in Writing
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 dogsandbright 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.
To write an error-free language, learners should be strongly founded in Tenses, Articles, Active/Passive voice, etc.
1. While I was on holiday my camerawasdisappeared (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).
Im sorry. That was my fault.
Im 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 ToApology:
Don't worry, John.I didnt take it seriously.
Thats all right. Don't do it again.
Forget it, Raja.
13. Expressing a warning:
I warn you
We are discussing about the movie we watched yesterday.
Yesterday we were watching the telivision forsometime.
He explained me the problem.
A: Where is your father?
B: He has gone for shopping.
My brother and myself went to Mysore yesterday.
Why dont you refer the book I gave you yesterday?
The dog has lost its 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.