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Business Writing Online Course

We often give little thought to the everyday communication that comprises our contemporary workplace. However, business writing, when done well, improves your professionalism and makes you stand out at your job.

Online Business Writing Class

Being able to write well is invaluable.

The modern workplace is driven by new technologies, a rapidly changing economy, and the need to communicate with different audiences from all over the globe.

Writing is the medium that conducts much of this business and connects the modern world, yet we often give insufficient thought to what that really means. We spend energy thinking about how we dress, speak and behave professionally in the workplace, but we often overlook our writing.

Why This Business Writing Course

This course will help you dress up your writing and ensure that you are always clear, professional and correct.In this course, we will help you develop your understanding of:

  • Multiple audiences and the appropriate tone for each
  • Common grammar errors and tips on how to avoid them
  • Simple conventions to improve your communication skills
  • Professional writing in general and how you can ensure you're always at your best

Upon completion, you'll know how to articulate your thoughts clearly, concisely and with a newfound professional style.

What You'll Learn

  • Write effectively and ethically for diverse audiences by making rhetorically informed choices in style, syntax, tone, formatting, and conventions.
  • Apply and adapt flexible writing process strategies to produce clear, high-quality deliverables in a multitude of business writing genres.
  • Use writing as a mode of thinking to research, innovate, and communicate new ideas, solutions, and policies.
  • Use a toolkit of writing skills including word choice, grammar, organization and structure, and document design, that can be adapted to create writing styles for a variety of business writing situations.

Receive Customized Feedback

This instructor-led writing course is a condensed and accelerated version of Oregon State University's incredibly popular and long running business writing class. When you take this course, you'll receive customized feedback from expert instructors who have helped thousands of students find jobs and be successful in their professional careers.

You’ll also learn to spot, avoid and correct common writing pitfalls and gain valuable experience analyzing, writing and revising a spectrum of business documents that include:

  • Memos
  • Short Reports
  • Proposals
  • Emails

The feedback you receive on these documents will improve your performance in the workplace. In this course, however, you can develop in a 'judgement-free' zone aimed at improving your writing skills and professionalism.

Oregon State University College Partnership

This program is offered in partnership with the Oregon State University School of Writing, Literature, and Film in the College of Liberal Arts.

Additional Writing Programs

You might also be interested in our other writing programs:

calendar
Feb. 8 - Mar. 7, 2021
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16 Hours
location
Online
price (2)
$249
Additional Information: 1.6 CEUs/16 PDUs/16 PDCs

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