Instructor: Rachael Andersen-Watts
The written word is integral to effective communication, but wielding this everyday tool is no simple task. Sentences on a page (or smartphone screen) can betray emotions that we thought we had under control, elicit undesirable reactions from the recipient, or otherwise obfuscate the conversation we believed we were having. Moreover, with the heightened stressors and reduced human interactions which mark our pandemic era, writing effectively and with purpose is more important than ever. We need to mean what we write, and write what we mean.RACHEL ANDERSEN-WATTS, USN parent, head of Academic Success at Vanderbilt Law, legal writing expert and attorney, developed this course to provide you with a strategy for planning and executing the perfect letter, email or even text message.This class brings together the underpinnings of effective lawyering, negotiating and mediating to reconsider the writing tasks that we all encounter. Whether it’s responding to an unhappy client, telling your sister that you need to back out of this summer’s family reunion, or convincing your neighbors that they should care about the ways in which their barking dog is ruining your life, the words you choose matter.
Class Fee: $30.00
Age 21 and up.
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