Business Writing Essentials: Master the Basics

Take the fear out of writing professional business documents - learn strategies that will help you write like a pro!
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

UPDATED September 2016

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

You will learn:

  • Business Writing Basics
  • How to Choose the Correct Word
  • Proper Punctuation Usage
  • How to Write Effective Documents

Lots of Practice

A workbook is provided so that you can follow along with the exercises. You will begin with the basics of good business writing, including the difference between formal and informal English. You will practice proofreading sentences.

You will learn which words are commonly misused (by many people!) 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.

Contents and Overview

You will start off by learning why good communication is so important by completing a fun exercise. We'll talk about some tips for better business writing. You will be able to apply the five steps of effective business writing.

You will learn the difference between formal and informal English and when to use each. You will learn about using proper punctuation.

And, finally, you will be able to put all of this together in order to create professional business emails, memos, and letters.

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What are the requirements?

  • A good command of the English language
  • A desire to write more effective business documents

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will be able to identify business writing basics
  • You will recognize the difference between formal and informal English
  • You will be able to apply the five steps of effective business writing
  • You will be able to analyze some commonly misused words and recognize how to choose the correct one
  • You will be able to demonstrate proper punctuation usage
  • You will be able to write effective business emails, memos, and letters

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to learn to write business emails, memos, and letters more effectively

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Class
Introduction
Preview
01:02
Effective Business Writing Workbook
11 pages
Section 2: Business Writing Basics
03:33

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

05:09

In this lecture, you will learn three key points to consider when writing for business and five tips for better business writing.

02:58

In this lecture, you will learn the difference between formal and informal English.

01:35

In this section, you will change informal sentences to formal versions.

5 questions
Quiz Description
Section 3: Steps to Effective Business Writing
04:24

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

05:43

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

4 questions

Quiz Description

Section 4: Commonly Misused Words
08:04

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.

5 questions

Quiz Description

Section 5: Using Punctuation and Capitalization
02:57

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

3 questions

Quiz Description

03:55

In this lecture, you will learn the rules of capitalization.

Section 6: Writing Business Emails
03:51

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

03:24

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.

01:48

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

Email Exercise 1 - Sample Solution
1 page
Email Exercise 2 - Sample Solution
1 page
Email Exercise 3 - Sample Solution
1 page
3 questions

Quiz Description

Section 7: Writing Business Memos
03:30

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.

01:48

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

Memo Exercise 1 - Sample Solution
1 page
Memo Exercise 2 - Sample Solution
1 page
Memo Exercise 3 - Sample Solution
1 page
3 questions
Quiz Description
Section 8: Writing Business Letters
03:20

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.

01:40

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

Business Letter Exercise 1 - Sample Solution
1 page
Business Letter Exercise 2 - Sample Solution
1 page
Business Letter Exercise 3 - Sample Solution
1 page
3 questions

Quiz Description

Section 9: Conclusion
Conclusion
00:29

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Instructor Biography

Michaele Downey, Business Communication Expert ★ Microsoft Office Instructor

Effective communication is essential to every organization and relationship. Learning to improve your communication skills will help you improve your relationships with your friends, coworkers, and bosses.

Hi, I’m Michaele Downey, owner of Downey Learning Academy. My company teaches business communication courses and the tools that go with them, like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Imagine yourself with excellent communication skills. You’ll be able to successfully give presentations, effectively write business letters, and speak confidently with ANYONE.

Take a course today to get the advantage in today’s competitive business world and be a success!

I look forward to working with you in one (or more!) of my courses. See you soon!

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