Workshop: Basic Writing Skills for MDC Custodial Supervisors

Course ID - CTD0704

Short Title: Writing Skills

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:   Supervisors,
Length of Workshop:    8 hours
Prerequisite None

Description: The purpose of this 2 session (8 hour) workshop, which meets for Four hours two times, is to improve the overall writing quality of our staff based in typical work situations. Participants will learn the basics of sentence structure, how to develop the narrative, and make transitions from one idea to the next.


 As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the rules for mechanics, punctuation, and capitalization
  • Explain the importance of consistency in verb tenses
  • Use precise vs. general words
  • Use models for greater precision (should, will, would etc.)
  • Use proper sentence structure
  • Incorporate topic sentences, discussion and conclusion in a narrative
  • Make transitions from one idea to the next


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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0704
Course Title: Writing Skills 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.