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.
- 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.
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.