Business Writing Skills: The Basics of Written Communication
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Business Writing Skills: The Basics of Written Communication

Improve your written communication. Learn writing skills that will help you write an email, memo, and business letter.
4.2 (399 ratings)
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1,897 students enrolled
Created by Michaele Downey
Last updated 1/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will overcome your fear of business writing by mastering the basics
  • You will get the results you want by writing simply, clearly, and concisely
  • You will eliminate writer's block using 5 simple steps
  • You will easily use the correct word when choosing between commonly misused words
  • You will make your sentences easy to understand by using proper punctuation
  • You will be able to write effective business emails, memos, and letters using American English rules
Requirements
  • A good command of the English language
  • A desire to write more effective business documents
Description

In most businesses, good communication is one of the most important skills that you can have. And you need excellent writing abilities to clearly convey ideas. How well you communicate could even have an effect on the jobs you are offered. In order to be seen as a professional communicator, you must be able to write effective emails, memos, and letters.

What You Will Learn 

Here's what you'll discover in this course: 

  • Why good communication is so important (by completing a fun exercise!)

  • Hints and tips to make writing easier

  • How to stand out from the crowd by keeping your writing simple, clear, and concise

  • Which words are commonly misused (by many people!) and tricks to help you choose the correct word EVERY TIME

  • How to stop making those embarrassing mistakes when you write

Lots of Practice 

A workbook is provided so you can follow along with the exercises. You will begin with the basics of good business writing, including how to keep your business writing concise. You will practice proofreading sentences. 

You will learn which words are commonly misused and some tricks to help you choose the correct word. You will then learn how to properly construct each type of document. 

You will complete a quiz at the end of each section to test your knowledge. At the end of the course, you will know how to effectively write basic business documents. 

Why YOU Should Take This Course

Just think about having more effective writing skills. Think about how impressed your boss will be. Whether you are new to business writing, or just need a refresher, this course will help you.

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Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn to write business emails, memos, and letters more effectively
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 01:13:06
+ Introduction to the Class
2 lectures 00:58
Effective Business Writing Workbook
13 pages
+ Business Writing Basics
3 lectures 11:35

In this lecture, you will complete an activity that shows the importance of effective communication.

The Importance of Communication
02:54

In this lecture, you will learn the three questions to ask yourself before writing for business and five tips for better business writing.

Preview 06:08
How to Keep Your Writing Concise
02:33
Quiz Description
Effective Communication Quiz
3 questions
+ Steps to Effective Business Writing
2 lectures 10:02

In this lecture, you will learn the five steps to effective business writing. You will complete a writing exercise using these steps.

Preview 05:09

In this lecture, you will learn some tips for better proofreading and practice proofreading some sentences.

Proofreading and Editing Tips
04:53

Quiz Description

Business Writing Basics Quiz
4 questions
+ Commonly Misused Words
1 lecture 05:33

In this lecture, you will learn how to properly use some often misused words. You will get some hints as to how to quickly choose the correct word.

Some Commonly Misused Words
05:33

Quiz Description

Commonly Misused Words Quiz
5 questions
+ Using Punctuation and Capitalization
2 lectures 05:47

In this lecture, you will learn the rules of comma usage.

Rules of Comma Usage
02:37

This lecture shows you how to capitalize correctly so you look like a business writing pro!

Capitalization for Business Writing
03:10

Quiz Description

Using Punctuation and Capitalization Quiz
6 questions
+ Writing Business Emails
6 lectures 07:27

In this lecture, you will learn some basic email etiquette that should be applied to every email that you write.

Basic Email Etiquette
03:06

In this lecture, you will learn how to put together an effective business email. We will go over all of the parts of an email and what they should contain.

How to Write an Effective Email
03:11

In this section, you will practice preparing some effective business emails.

Activity: Write Effective Emails
01:10
Email Exercise 1 - Sample Solution
1 page
Email Exercise 2 - Sample Solution
1 page
Email Exercise 3 - Sample Solution
1 page

Quiz Description

Writing Business Emails Quiz
3 questions
+ Writing Business Memos
5 lectures 04:09

In this lecture, you will learn how to create an effective business memo. We will go over all of the parts of a memo and what each part should contain.

How to Write a Business Memo
02:51

In this section, you will practice preparing some effective business memos.

Activity: Write Effective Memos
01:18
Memo Exercise 1 - Sample Solution
1 page
Memo Exercise 2 - Sample Solution
1 page
Memo Exercise 3 - Sample Solution
1 page
Quiz Description
Writing Business Memos Quiz
3 questions
+ Writing Business Letters
5 lectures 05:06

In this lecture, you will learn how to put together an effective business letter. We will go over all of the parts of a letter and what they should contain.

How to Write a Business Letter
03:28

In this section, you will practice preparing some effective business letters.

Activity: Write Effective Letters
01:38
Business Letter Exercise 1 - Sample Solution
1 page
Business Letter Exercise 2 - Sample Solution
1 page
Business Letter Exercise 3 - Sample Solution
1 page

Quiz Description

Writing Business Letter Quiz
3 questions