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Course Description

Are you looking for a way to advance your career and improve your professional marketability? 

If so, this is the course for you.
Nothing can undermine a promising career in business like poor written communication skills can. And while many people don't like to write, the ability to communicate ideas in writing is an absolute necessity in the business world. From memos to e-mails to white papers, as you make your way up the corporate ladder, writing becomes an increasingly large and important part of your job.
If your writing skills have been found lacking…  If you have trouble deciding between 'affect' and 'effect', where to place that comma, or how to structure an argument to best achieve your purpose, look no further than Business Writing Basics.
This course is designed as a one-stop guide to professional writing that will introduce you to the key elements of effective written communication.  As you progress through the eight lessons in this course, you will learn what makes good and bad writing, how to craft an understandable message, the basics of grammar and punctuation, how to draft a perfect e-mail, and much more!
With no physical classes to attend and no additional materials to buy, this course is ideal for the busy professional looking to grow his or her career!
So, whether you are an administrative assistant, manager, executive, or CEO, enroll today and take your career to the next level!

Editorial Review

The ability to communicate effectively in writing can make or break your career.  Fair or unfair, your co-workers, employers, and clients will make judgments about your intellect and professionalism based on your writing.  Few things can destroy a business professional’s or a company’s reputation like poorly written communications can.  On the other hand, clear, concise, and well-written communications can enhance your and your company's professional image.
Since the stakes are so high, can you afford to leave your writing skills to chance?  Can you afford to jeopardize your career and reputation?
Of course not!  The good news is there are simple steps you can take to improve your writing skills.  This course is designed to meet the needs of the busy professional.  With a flexible schedule and no additional materials to buy, you don’t have to invest a lot of time and money to develop skills that may save your career.  Can you afford not to?
In eight comprehensive lessons, we'll guide you through the process of business writing from start to finish. 
  • Lesson 1: Manage Your Writing: How Bad Business Writing Is Bad For Your Business
  • Lesson 2: Getting Started on Business Writing
  • Lesson 3: Making the Message Accessible to the Reader
  • Lesson 4: Spelling and Punctuation in Business Writing
  • Lesson 5: Determining the Tone of Your Communication
  • Lesson 6: Be Politically Correct - How to Avoid Discriminatory Language in Business Communications
  • Lesson 7: Business Writing for Special Purposes
  • Lesson 8: Anatomy of a Perfect Email

As you complete the lessons, you will learn the keys to successful written communication.  Lessons 1-3 will introduce you to the process of business writing and will help you recognize what can go right and what can go wrong.  These lessons will also teach you how to reach out to your reader effectively. 

Lessons 4 and 5 will help you brush up on the basics of spelling and punctuation (all those things you don’t remember from your high school English class) and teach you how to adapt your voice depending on the situation and the audience.

Finally, Lessons 6-8 will help you avoid using offensive language and tone and teach you how to tailor your writing for different purposes.

A score of 90% or above will earn you an 'A' in the course, a score of 80% to 90% will earn you a 'B', etc.  And while the material is rich and important, the exams and comprehension assignments are not difficult.
At the end of the course, in addition to a good grade, you will find that you have greater confidence in yourself and your professional abilities.  You can say goodbye to the fear of sending out error-filled e-mails and poorly worded memos. And the best thing is, people will notice!
Improving your writing skills will open doors to new and exciting opportunities.  If you are looking for a way to score that big promotion or land a new job, using the writing skills you will learn in this course is a step in the right direction.
There is no time to waste!  Enrollment is always open, so sign up today.  Your career is waiting!

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