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The Sentence Works has a busy October lined up already, with an open workshop and an in-house course for a major PR company. I still have some free dates in my diary though!
Judy just about to kick off another writing workshop today...but this time with a difference. Instead of a whole day, you can now be a more confident and productive employee before lunchtime. It is a morning session but with all the content Judy normally teaches in a day. How does she do it? Look out for our next course in the autumn and find out for yourself by coming along.
Want to be a better writer at work? Just a few places left on our June 21 workshop in Brighton (9am-1pm). Please message me for details or comment here.
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Heard the one about the grammar joke? With our 11 year son about to take his primary school SAT tests, grammar’s no laughing matter in our house at the moment. My poor boy is trying to remember the difference between active and passive, work out what a subordinating conjunction is and master the use of the past progressive tense. So to cheer up any parents in the same position, here are seven grammar jokes. Please feel free to share them with any other small children who aren’t looking forward to the tests either. 1. The past, the present and the future went to the pub. It was tense. 2. The pub was walked into by the passive voice. 3. A comma splice went to a restaurant, it had fish and chips and a glass of lemonade. 4. My English teacher asked me to name two pronouns. I said, “Who, me?” 5. She texted me “Your adorable”. I replied “No. YOU’RE adorable”. Now she thinks I like her, and I was only correcting her grammar. 6. “Let’s eat grandma. I mean, let’s eat, grandma”. Punctuation saves lives and avoids family feuds. 7. The door is alarmed. (And the wall is surprised. And the floor is somewhat taken aback).
Our next workshop is in Brighton on Tuesday June 21, 9am-1pm. Be a better writer in four hours flat! More details here www.thesentenceworks.co.uk.
It's National Grammar Day! Read Judy's thoughts on why we should celebrate this rather special day at http://www.thesentenceworks.co.uk/blog/
For all of you who like a grammar quiz, how about this one from the The Independent? Let us know how you get on... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/english-exam-questions-can-you-answer-tricky-grammar-faced-by-11-year-olds-a6865221.html
Judy is back at London Zoo today to deliver another day-long session on how to be a more effective writer at work. She was asked to train 20 or so staff before Christmas and demand was such, that they’ve asked her back to help some more of their team. I personally think she was just disappointed that she didn’t see a single creature when she went before, and is now angling for at least a quick tour of the penguin pool once the session is over… Here is Judy in action at a bite-sized learning session she delivered for the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce last week. Again it was a return visit after delivering such a successful one in the summer to its members. If you want Judy to come into your company or work place and help your team hone their writing too, please do get in touch. If you want to be more confident and skilled at writing everything from bids or reports or press releases or even social media, contact us and Judy can help. Or if you prefer, there is another open course in Brighton on Friday March 18. Visit the website (www.thesentenceworks.co.uk) for prices and some available discounts. Read some of the feedback on the site to see how Judy has helped others improve their skills within a day. Why don’t you come along too and judge for yourself?
How do you turn very turgid and technical information into an article that is suddenly accessible and easy to read? It's one of the skills we can help with you with on one of our regular courses. We can come into your company to show your team how to do it if that's easier too. See how Adrian did it with another tricky medical article for the Daily Mail's award winning health section. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3384527/How-tiny-gold-seeds-helped-surgeons-target-breast-cancer-tumours.html
Impress your friends at those Christmas drinks parties with your knowledge of the origin of some festive words...guaranteed to get the party going, http://www.cjr.org/language_corner/caroling_yule_log_noel.php
Here's a great story about my local hospital trust, which needs to communicate more clearly . That means ditching the jargon, avoiding acronyms and writing in ways that the reader will understand. Full story herehttp://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2015/11/07/brighton-hospital-trust-bosses-plead-for-plain-english/43413
Is spotting grammatical errors a male or female trait? According to this research it is blokes who are better at spotting them than women. I feel Judy, the founder of The Sentence Works might buck this trend...What do you think? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3295457/Workers-male-brain-earn-colleagues-feminine-minds-analytical-boosts-earning-potential.html
If you were a fan of the film Gregory's Girl or the 80s band Altered Images, read Adrian's interview in the November issue of Runner's World with the lovely Clare Grogan.
It certainly might not be the most glamorous of topics, but making subjects interesting and helpful for others to read is another skill we can show on our training sessions. Here is Adrian's article for the Daily Mirror this week. http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/your-child-wet-bed-follow-6620691
It is always satisfying to make a rather complicated story a bit easier to understand. Here Adrian has done just that with this story in today's Daily Mail Good Health section. Making your writing clearer is one of the skills we show you how to do at The Sentence Works. Our next open course is on November 24 in Brighton. Why not come along? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3269908/ME-OPERATION-Tiny-metal-button-help-elbow-again.html
See, good grammar and spelling can even improve your love life too... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3262219/Bad-spelling-grammar-biggest-turn-women-using-online-dating-sites.html