Crafting Powerful Sentences

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Location/Format: UH Campus/In-person | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Cost: $525

Course Description

This four-hour course for business professionals is all about making sentences useful, graceful, and grammatically correct. Taking its cues from Joseph Williams’s Style, Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, and Blake and Bly’s The Elements of Business Writing, this course will teach you how to transform each sentence so that it is easy to read and easy to understand.

Topics will include the following:

  • Recognizing complete sentences.
  • Avoiding run-ons and sentence fragments.
  • Making sure sentences are concise and precise.
  • Avoiding vague language.
  • Making sentences active.
  • Using the passive voice appropriately.


Dr. Chad A. B. Wilson specialized in technical communication during his undergraduate work before transitioning to nineteenth-century British literature and Marxist postcolonial theory for his Ph.D. He has been the Director of Technical Communications for the Cullen College of Engineering since 2004, where he manages all sections of technical communications for engineers. His current research interests concern technology and popular culture studies, and he has published or presented papers on The Twilight Zone, Mad Men, and virtual reality. Since the pandemic began, he has also published over a dozen pieces of fiction in various science fiction and fantasy magazines.

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