ALFA M SHAKYA
KATHMANDU: Whether you are writing a one-page executive summary or preparing a 100-page report for any business purpose, your writing skill and style plays a major role. As such Business students need to be competent in this writing skill as well. Understanding this need for business students, a one-day writing workshop was organised by the Entrepreneurs’ Lab (E-Lab) of Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) on August 18 on the university premises.
E-Lab is a platform designed by the university students where its members practice various aspects of entrepreneurship along with vision required to face difficulties of the real world market.
At the event, guest facilitator Roman Gautam, Desk Editor at Himal South Asian (Himal Media Pvt Ltd) and Sanam Chitrakar, Professional Trainer and Consultant, led the programme that was divided into two sections.
The first half of the workshop led by Gautam focused on grammatical aspects of writing. The participants were given a number of writing exercises starting from simple interpretation of a complex message to correcting grammatical errors. The programme was interactive as the participants raised questions and cleared confusions.
Meanwhile, Chitrakar focused on report writing and some aspects of proposal writing, where the participants learnt the importance of a good and clear report. He focused on the special word ‘Sabistar Syndrome’ (the act of unnecessary elaboration) visible in many reports and shared the techniques on avoiding them. He also talked about the importance of writing considering the target audience.
— Alfa M Shakya,
BBA Ist Semester, KUSOM