How to write formal correspondence that is effective: A guide for researchers
What will you learn?
- Why communication is important for researchers
- How to communicate effectively through formal letters
- Understand the basics of writing different types of letters
- Tips and guidelines to hone your professional writing skills
Doing research is as much about communicating with your co-researchers, superiors and other stakeholders as it is about working on your project. And being able to communicate in a concise, articulate and impactful manner will not just help you execute your project successfully but also help further your research career.
This self-paced program will familiarize you with a diverse range of written communication, such as cover letters, enquiry letters, correspondence pertaining to updates, job applications, and other such topics. By following the simple and handy guidelines presented in this course, you can sharpen your edge in written correspondence and excel in your field.
What topics will you cover?
Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Objectives of the course
Lecture 3: Different types of letters
Lecture 4: Letters from job applicants
Lecture 5: Cover letter for job applicants
Lecture 6: Issues with language
Lecture 7: Content of a curriculum vitae
Lecture 8: Design of a curriculum vitae
Lecture 9: Enquiry letters
Lecture 10: Technical memoranda
Lecture 11: Rebuttal letters
Lecture 12: Communicating science through media and social media
Lecture 13: Summary
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