CLASSES


Punctuation Matters

Editors can easily spot amateur writers. How? Poor punctuation is one way. Students will review the 14 punctuation marks, common errors, and correct usage. This class is specifically designed for a one-hour session at writers' conferences. Handouts available from the instructor.


Language Control - Technical Writing

Students will learn about language syntax, specifically standardization in nomenclature, verb usage, parts of speech, and writing tips specific to technical writing. This class is specifically designed for writers' conferences. Class can be scaled to a one-hour session or a three-hour series of continuing sessions over several days. Handouts available from the instructor.


Writing Effective Instructions - Technical Writing

Students will learn how to create effective instructions. Formats covered will be standard operating procedures, reference cards, and flowcharting. This class is specifically designed for writers' conferences. Class can be scaled to a one-hour session or a three-hour series of continuing sessions over several days. Handouts available from the instructor.


Team Writing Projects - Technical Writing

No matter what the size of your team's project, putting a few simple controls in place will help you keep your project on track. Students will learn about style guides, project planners, document routing, templates, project maintenance, and single-sourcing. This advanced class is specifically designed for a five-hour series of continuing sessions over several days.


How to Give Effective Feedback

Does this make me look fat? There is no good answer to that question that won't land a husband on the couch for the evening. If you avoid difficult conversations, or struggle with how to form phrases diplomatically, this workshop is for you. Learn to deliver feedback that will build up your message's receiver, not tear down. This class is an interactive workshop that can be held for four hours over a series of continuing sessions.



Beginning Soapmaking (Adults or Children with Adult Supervision)

Students will learn how to make melt-and-pour glycerin soap. Topics include safety, equipment, soap additives, colorants, and packaging. Each pair of students will have full access to a wide range of materials and supplies, and take home one pound (approx. 4 bars) of soap. Extra materials available for sale from the instructor.

Advanced Soapmaking (Adults Only)

This course will cover the basic tenets of advanced soapmaking using the cold process method. It is planned as a 3-hour, non-credit course that is part lecture, part demonstration. Class hours extended to give students access to supplies and equipment. Nominal materials fee.