Excellence in Business Writing I: Basic Skills

This course is an overview of basic writing skills for letters, email, meeting minutes, and short reports. Through case studies and hands-on exercises, you will learn an effective, timesaving process for writing these documents with heightened confidence and control over your ideas. Students also have an opportunity to use their own workplace documents as the raw material for the valuable tips and techniques offered in the course. In addition to covering the formats of basic business documents, the course addresses the most common grammar and style errors confronted by business writers.
There are no prerequisites for this class.
2 Day/Lecture & Lab
This course is developed for managers and administrative staff, wishing to reduce writing and review time in business letters, memos, minutes, and reports. Members of correspondence units, internal audit/evaluation groups, and informatics services, who want to make their writing part of a total quality commitment will also benefit from this course.
Understand your reader's needs for correspondence and short reports::Employ an effective structure for letters, email, and reports::Fight "form-letter fatigue"::Use strategies to convey your meaning simply and directly::Present negative news with tact and sensitivity::Take effective meeting minutes::Stay on track while writing quickly::Apply style guidelines for correspondence and short reports::Recognize and correct common grammar and stylistic errors::Eliminate business clichs::Write clearly and concisely

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