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.
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.
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:
Upon completion, you'll know how to articulate your thoughts clearly, concisely and with a newfound professional style.
What You'll Learn
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:
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:
Sam Schwartz teaches writing and literature at Oregon State University. He earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Arizona, and has taught at universities in Virginia and Tennessee. His interest in writing about craft beverages is inspired by the wealth and vitality of craft beverage culture throughout the Willamette Valley.