Business Writing Course

Writing is a key method of communication for most people, and it"s one that many people struggle with. Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and text messaging. Developing writing skills is still as important in the business world as creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas), giving you that extra edge in the workplace.

The Business Writing Course will give your participants a refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation), and an overview of the most common business documents. These basic skills will provide you with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Getting Started

    • Course Objectives

  • 2

    Module 2: Working with Words

    • Spelling

    • Grammar

    • Creating a Cheat Sheet

  • 3

    Module 3: Constructing Sentences

    • Parts of a Sentence

    • Punctuation

    • Types of Sentences

  • 4

    Module 4: Creating Paragraphs

    • The Basic Parts

    • Organization Methods

  • 5

    Module 5: Writing Meeting Agendas

    • The Basic Structure

    • Choosing a Format

    • Writing the Agenda

  • 6

    Module 6: Writing E-mails

    • Addressing Your Message

    • Grammar and Acronyms

  • 7

    Module 7: Writing Business Letters

    • The Basic Structure

    • Choosing a Format

    • Writing the Letter

  • 8

    Module 8: Writing Proposals

    • The Basic Structure

    • Choosing a Format

    • Writing the Proposal

  • 9

    Module 9: Writing Reports

    • The Basic Structure

    • Choosing a Format

    • Writing the Report

  • 10

    Module 10: Other Types of Documents

    • Requests for Proposals

    • Projections

    • Executive Summaries

    • Business Cases

  • 11

    Module 11: Proofreading and Finishing

    • A Proofreading Primer

    • How Peer Review Can Help

    • Printing and Publishing

  • 12

    Wrapping Up

    • Lessons Learned

    • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations