Classes

ClassesPrinceton Writes offers University-wide and customized classes that approach the written and spoken word from a wide variety of angles. These interactive sessions are guided by the premise that even the most accomplished communicator has room to grow and that many shortcomings are common to us all. Learning together – and from each other – can be productive and enjoyable; indeed, even grammar can be fun.

So, using your Princeton netID, visit the University’s Learning Center and, having clicked first on Training by Department and then on Human Resources, select Princeton Writes and sign up for the class or classes most likely to pique your appetite.

 

 

Writer’s Toolbox, 2016-2017

The Writer’s Toolbox examines different facets of the written word – from poetry to email – introducing techniques and considerations that are both central to each medium and transferable to others. Taught by the staff of Princeton Writes and guest instructors from across our University community, these two-hour workshops are designed to help you become a more versatile and persuasive communicator.

Once enrollment opens, anyone with a Princeton netID may register by visiting the University’s Learning Center and, having clicked first on Training by Department and then on Human Resources, select Princeton Writes. If you find these workshops to be full, please join the waiting list, not only to take advantage of cancellations but also to help us gauge the level of interest in re-offering them.

Spring Semester Workshops (Waiting List Only)

photoShort and Sweet: Crafting Recommendations Without Succumbing to Exhaustion

Grammar Crammer: Revisiting the Nuts and Bolts of English

When Is a Blog Not a Blog? When It’s a Column

Other Realities: An Introduction to Speculative Fiction

Advocacy Communications: How to Get Your Voice Heard

Fall Semester Workshops (Concluded)

What’s Your story?: Harnessing the Power of Personal Narratives

Into the Woods: Writing About the Natural World

Handle with Care: Bringing Out the Best in Email

Waxing Poetic: An Introduction to Poetry

Beyond Facebook: Navigating New Social Media

 

Specialized Communications Curriculum, 2016-2017

This 10-part series of two-hour workshops, each co-taught by two subject experts, explores the multiple ways in which Princeton’s stories can be told in writing and addresses the challenges and opportunities presented by different media, processes, and messaging factors. While there is no obligation to enroll in every workshop, they should be considered parts of a whole, and those who attend eight or more over the life of the curriculum will receive a certificate of participation at a celebratory luncheon.

Once enrollment opens, anyone with a Princeton netID may register by visiting the University’s Learning Center and, having clicked first on Training by Department and then on Human Resources, select Princeton Writes. If you find these workshops to be full, please join the waiting list, not only to take advantage of cancellations but also to help us gauge the level of interest in re-offering them.

Workshops 6-10 (Waiting List Only)

Becoming a Better Editor

Communicating Inclusively

Capturing Other Lives Through Introductions and Citations

Telling Your Story Through Feature Articles

Demystifying Marketing

Workshops 1-5 (Concluded)

Writing for the Web

Mastering Social Media

Translating Science and Technology

Crafting an Effective News Story

Writing with the Media and Outside World in Mind


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