Pre-Course Survey for training on briefing notes

Use the form below to let us know the needs and interests you have for the upcoming course on briefing notes in which you are registered. There are no right or wrong answers to these questions. We use this information to tailor the course to your needs.

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  1. Fill in the biographical data in the “Information about you.” Note that values are required in all the fields of this section.
  2. Answer the eight questions that follow by inserting text in the boxes provided. Text is required in all of the boxes; please enter NA in any box for which you do not wish to add a comment.
  3. Select the Send button to send the information to us or the Clear button to erase your entries and start again.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to provide us with this information. Your feedback will guarantee that the course addresses your specific writing interests.

Information About You

Name (req’d):
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Course title:

Course start date (if known):

City in which course is being held:


Briefing Notes in Your Job

1. What is your job function?

2. What percentage of your total job time do you spend writing briefing notes?

3. What kind of briefing notes are you responsible for? For what purpose do you write them?

4. What do you currently do to plan for writing briefing notes? Is it successful? List any problems that arise in your planning process.

5. Describe your writing process for briefing notes from start to finish.

Improvement Areas

6. What comments or complaints do your readers–such as managers, supervisors, or customers–make about your briefing notes? Include in detail any issues of style, grammar, and the organization of your ideas.

7. Irrespective of what your readers say about your briefing notes, what do YOU want to improve on by taking this course? Include things about writing that you find difficult, even if you do them well.

8. Do you use the computer as a writing tool for briefing notes? If so, for what parts of the writing process?

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