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Business Writing for Busy Professionals


Business Writing for Busy Professionals

You will learn strategies to write documents faster and better. You will learn how to customize your documents for a specific reader and to accomplish your writing purpose. You will discover ways to create documents when time is limited. You will also master models to organize and format letters, emails, and reports in order to make them clear, direct, and reader friendly. Conversational writing style and parallel structure will also be covered. One of the keys to success in any business is good communication skills and one of the most common ways to communicate in business is through writing. In the second half of the course, we look at the importance of grammar and tone to good writing and approaches to rewriting. We will also look at specific types of documents we might create.



Access Length

180 Days





Course Overview

In this course, we will learn how to better communicate for successful business writing. We will learn about planning to write, drafting and editing your writing, and creating strong arguments. We will also explore how writing can vary from everyday communications to those more formal writings.

Students will:
  • Identify elements of good business writing.
  • Use the writing process to complete a writing project.
  • Use writing in a challenging conversation.
  • Create messages for a global audience.
  • Write in online formats.
  • Write a resume.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: How to Communicate in Writing

In this lesson, we will explore why writing matters in the workplace and what good writing looks like. We will also learn how good communication can help your career.

Lesson 2: Sharpen and Improve your Writing

In this lesson, we will refine writing skills by learning about the writing process, selecting the correct words, and writing logical paragraphs. We will also cover how to persuade with your writing.

Lesson 3: The Basics of Business Communication

In this lesson, we will work on the different types of communication. From daily, more casual messages to formal business writing. We will also review more specific types of writing, such as executive summaries and grant applications.

Lesson 4: Writings for Online and Social Media

In this lesson, we will focus on how to write for an online audience. Websites, blogging, and social media are all considered. We will also explore how to use your writing skills in speech situations.

Lesson 5: Writing for a Career Search

This final lesson is about how to use proper business writing for career searches. Creating resumes, cover letters, and summaries of experiences will also be covered.

All necessary materials are included.

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