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NCUC Policy Writing Course
Muriel ALAPINI
55:24
hello
Michael Karanicolas
55:39
Hello all, and welcome!
Raquel Renno
55:54
hello!
Raymond Mamattah (Ghana)
56:03
Greetings from Ghana School on Internet Governance, www.ghanasig.org
Benjamin Akinmoyeje
56:30
Hello everyone
Gustavo Paiva
57:44
Good morning.
Carlos Reyes
01:00:59
Please share any feedback about your challenges here, and I will track them to develop a word cloud at the end of the webinar.
Gustavo Paiva
01:01:05
I think an issue for me is “tone”, as in “getting the precise tone across.”
Bruna Santos
01:01:11
#Vocabulary
Bruna Santos
01:01:24
And also #Tone
Nadira AL-ARAJ
01:02:29
putting the right words
Raphael Beauregard-Lacroix
01:02:33
sentence length and structure for me
Muriel ALAPINI
01:02:43
speaking without fear
Benjamin Akinmoyeje
01:02:48
writing how I speak
Vrikson Acosta
01:04:06
vocabulary
Nadira AL-ARAJ
01:12:16
transitional words to use moving from one concept to another or from one paragraph to another
Betsy Andrews
01:14:37
That’s E.B. White and William Strunk Jr’s Elements of Style
Betsy Andrews
01:15:03
(Yes, the same E.B. White who wrote Charlotte’s Web!)
Vrikson Acosta
01:20:00
I'm back online
Vrikson Acosta
01:20:48
Please do send the slides, or say where can be accessed
Bruna Santos
01:21:09
Hello, Vrikson, I emailed the slides to the list yesterday
Bruna Santos
01:21:12
(NCUC List)
Maryam Bakoshi
01:21:58
Vrikson, I will send the slides to you now.
Vrikson Acosta
01:24:30
Thanks @Maryam :)
Vrikson Acosta
01:26:58
All the stated mistakes are also made by native English speakers
Betsy Andrews
01:27:38
Absolutely, Vriskson! These are solid writing tips for improving writing in English for everyone.
Sarah Kiden
01:32:41
Wondering why ICANN organization is lowercase o
Sarah Kiden
01:32:51
Community too
Caleb Ogundele
01:36:36
How do African's express themselves in communication. I'd like to hear your opinion like the Russian example
Bruna Santos
01:39:16
We do tend to say a log
Bruna Santos
01:39:18
*lot
Gustavo Paiva
01:40:02
Yes, I noticed that my Latin American tendencies are quite close to what I saw in some African colleagues in IG.
Bruna Santos
01:40:02
So much background information, mostly because our languages are so filled with justifications
Caleb Ogundele
01:40:03
It would have been nice to know how Anglophone Africans express themselves especially Nigerians. But it's fine.
Vrikson Acosta
01:41:39
Yes, do send those exercises, as they should be useful
Raymond Mamattah (Ghana)
01:41:41
@Caleb, we your West African neighbours easily identify our Nigerian siblings from their accent and how they pronounce certain words (-_-)
Adam Peake
01:42:23
I’ve a comment if that’s OK. Hoping my audio will work
Benjamin Akinmoyeje
01:42:35
Does it matter writing in first person or second person or third person view when you write formally?
Caleb Ogundele
01:42:45
>>>smiles..... Anyway this webinar is for non-English speaker. Let's be quiet :))D
Muriel ALAPINI
01:43:42
really great content
Benjamin Akinmoyeje
01:44:01
Does it matter writing in first person or second person or third person view when you write formally?
Bruna Santos
01:44:18
I also have my hand up (:
Dr Daniel Dasig Jr
01:44:26
great content
Muriel ALAPINI
01:45:07
how long does it take you for being fluent in english
alexandra.dans
01:45:13
Most formal content should be written in third person.
Betsy Andrews
01:45:41
Hi Benjamin! First person tends to be informal, but in a lot of cases, it may be necessary to use first person to explain a scenario — using I statements can also diffuse tension, so while second and third person may be preferable for formal writing, I wouldn’t say it’s a hard and fast rule.
Muriel ALAPINI
01:46:05
and for a resume?
Betsy Andrews
01:47:07
Hi Muriel! Everyone is different so I it depends a lot on context, but more practice definitely increases skills at a faster pace.
Benjamin Akinmoyeje
01:47:35
Thank you @Alex and @Betsy
Muriel ALAPINI
01:47:41
👍🏾
alexandra.dans
01:47:43
Exactly Bruna!
alexandra.dans
01:47:54
You’re welcome Benjamin!
Betsy Andrews
01:48:12
That’s a great point, Bruna
Sarah Kiden
01:48:44
Very good webinar. Thank you!
Bruna Santos
01:49:03
haha
Bruna Santos
01:49:04
true!
Raquel Renno
01:49:12
thank you, it was great
BukkieO
01:49:23
thank you
Gustavo Paiva
01:49:30
Thank you, it was a great class.
Bruna Santos
01:49:34
Thank you all for being here and Alex for such good presentation!
Carlos Reyes
01:49:34
Thank you, all!
Benjamin Akinmoyeje
01:49:35
Thank you
Raymond Mamattah (Ghana)
01:49:37
Thank you, the webiner has been very useful
Gustavo Paiva
01:49:37
I’ll check Elements of Style
Raphael Beauregard-Lacroix
01:49:40
thanks!
Adam Peake
01:49:40
thank you
Maryam Bakoshi
01:49:42
Thank you for attending the meeting.
Dr Daniel Dasig Jr
01:49:44
thank you everyone