Course Description

Take away the key practices you need to develop and hone your business writing communication effectively and successfully. Get the best practices for crafting effective, professional business documents. Find out how to avoid grammatical pitfalls. And acquire business writing principles that will be good for years to come.

Course Outline

Unit 1
Writing as a Process
- Audience, Purpose, and Medium
-Outlining for Successful Writing
-Organization Models (Choosing a Model that Works)
- Principles of Business Communication

Unit 2
Written Communication in the Workplace
-Writing Reports (formal and informal)
-Drafting and Revision
-Writing the First Draft
-Constructing Openings and Closings that Work

Unit 3
Writing a Proposal
-Writing for Your Readers
-Writing Effective Content
- Safeguarding Users
-Ethical Considerations

Unit 4
Collaborative Writing and Research
-Research and Team Writing
-Collaborating Across Departments
-Working Through Conflict

About Your Instructor:

Dionne (Dee) Felix is an experienced educator, mentor, and presenter with experience in instruction, course development, and face-to-face and online education. Dee has conducted highly engaging workshops in business writing, education, and faculty and professional development. She has helped traditional and non-traditional learners transform their approach to, and success in, writing. Dee currently teaches in higher education, both the English and Education disciplines.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the course you will:

1. Recognize and avoid grammatical errors that affect successful written

2. Successfully apply effective proofreading and editing techniques to business

3. Implement techniques for improving overall writing

4. Use their knowledge of the best practices to craft effective business documents

5. Improve overall competence in business writing


Course Objectives
Learners will:

1. Gain an understanding of common grammar issues that affect successful writing
2. Gain an understanding of the principles of effective writing
3. Gain an understanding of best practices for improving overall writing
4. Apply the principles of effective business writing to hone communication skills
5. Develop competence in business writing

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Section Title
Business Writing
Online-Self Paced
Sep 03, 2024 to Sep 28, 2024
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $195.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

For further information on this course, please contact dlanpher@harpercollege.edu.

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