HealthCenter21: Written Communication

This module provides an overview of the writing process, proofreading, formatting memos and letters, preparing envelopes, and handling incoming and outgoing mail.

 

Unit: Written Communication Activity


Description
In this activity, students work in pairs to create sentences that fit all the parameters they chose and then share them with the class for critique.

 

Unit: Processing Incoming Mail


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: incoming mail including processing procedures and upholding confidentiality. 

Lessons
  1. Processing Incoming Mail 
  2. Quiz

 

Unit: Written Communication


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: the basic principles of written communication, types of medical office communication, how written communication reflects on a medical facility, and the five steps in the writing process. 

Lessons
  1. Written Communication 
  2. The Writing Process 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Types of Written Communication


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: types of written communication, the purposes of memos, business letters, and form letters, and describe the correct format of each. 

Lessons
  1. Memos 
  2. Business Letters 
  3. Business Letter Extras 
  4. Form Letters 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Outgoing Mail


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: outgoing mail and the classifications of mail and special delivery services, as they understand how to fold a letter, address an envelope, and use postage. 

Lessons
  1. Inserting Letters into Envelopes 
  2. Preparing Envelopes 
  3. Mailing Mail 
  4. Quiz

 

Unit: Reflection Questions


Description
In this activity, students will journal about upholding confidentiality while processing mail and creating written communications and describe the five steps of the writing process. A class discussion can follow.

 

Unit: Creating Written Communication Activity


Description
In this activity, students will create a memo and a business letter for a medical facility and properly fold and insert the letter into an envelope.

 

Unit: Current Event


Description
Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.

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