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Communication Strategies Faculty Resources: Planning


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Use a process to plan out communications to ensure they are complete, correct, and clear.

Using this Strategy

Students will use the planning strategy when they:

  • Use the writing process to brainstorm, organize, write, and revise their communications for clarity.
  • Organize their communications planning for PACT (Purpose, audience, Context, and Tone).
  • Gather information from credible sources and plan to ensure all sources are correctly cited.
  • Develop a project plan with teammates in order to meet the goals of an assignment.
  • Use time management skills to plan out daily and weekly tasks to ensure all tasks get completed.


Faculty Blog: Planning

Read about developing this strategy with your students in the Faculty Blog post: Communication Strategies: Planning

Key Resources

To learn about using the writing process to plan their writing:

To learn about best practices when writing, students can:

To learn about using RefWorks to plan out their outside sources, students can:

To learn about project planning, students can:

To learn about planning their schedule:

Related Academic Success Centre Supports

Faculty can access the following resources through Library & Academic Services to help their students develop this strategy:

Students can access the following resources through Library & Academic Services to develop this strategy:

  • Tutoring for individualized and small group support, in order to set and reach goals relating to the content of their courses.
  • Academic Coaching, to develop the goal setting skills, as well as creating and implementing plans to reach goals needed for success within college.