Workshop: Basic Writing Skills for MDC Security & Custodial 

Course ID - CTD0705

Short Title: Writing Skills 2

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

Audience:   Staff
Length of Workshop:    4 hours

Description: The goal of this four hour workshop is to review basic report writing guidelines which include: ethical reporting; first-person vs. third-person reporting; proofreading; facts vs. opinions; clarity vs. jargon; how to organize the report; and the importance of note taking.



 As a result of participating, individuals will be able to:

  • Describe the rules for mechanics, punctuation and capitalization.
  • Understand 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: - CTD0705
Course Title: Writing Skills 2
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.