Online course: High-Impact Business Writing

Dates: any time

Duration: 6 hours

Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 out of 2357 ratings (see top rating courses here)

Participating countries: any country

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Organizer: University of California at Coursera


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  • $49 with certificate

High-Impact Business Writing

Effective writing is a powerful tool in the business environment. Learn how to articulate your thoughts in a clear and concise manner that will allow your ideas to be better understood by your readers. Improve your business writing skill by learning to select and use appropriate formats for your audience, use the correct medium and adjust your writing style accordingly, as well as identify your objective and communicate it clearly. You’ll also learn to spot, correct and avoid the most common writing pitfalls, and gain valuable experience analyzing, writing and revising a wide spectrum of business documents. From a simple interoffice memo to a twenty-page business proposal, learn how to put good business writing to work for you.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Write effective business communications, including bad news, good news, persuasive writing, presentations, emails, memos, business reports and press releases 2. Learn how to edit and proofread business documents 3. Learn how to write for a global market




WEEK 1: 2 hours to complete

Introduction to Business Writing

1.1 Audience 10m
1.2 Message 11m
1.3 Word Choice 7m
1.4 Developing and Preparing Documents 5m

WEEK 2: 1 hour to complete

Spelling, Grammar, Sentence and Paragraphs

2.1 Common Spelling Errors and Word Misuse 7m
2.2 Grammar 10m
2.3 Sentence Structure 6m
2.4 Paragraphs 5m

WEEK 3: 1 hour to complete

Document Types and their Considerations

3.1 Agendas10m
3.2 Letters and Memos8m
3.3 Executive Summaries4m
3.4 Reports1m
3.5 Proposals5m
3.6 Business Cases3m

WEEK 4: 2 hours to complete

Finalizing Formal Document, Informal Written Communication and Social Media

4.1 Revising, Editing and Proofreading 12m
4.2 E-mails 11m
4.3 Visual Appeal 4m

Improving your chances to Get a job series

This online course is one of the parts of the series “Improving your chances to get a job”, provided by University of California:

1 Project Management: The Basics for Success
2 Work Smarter, Not Harder
3 Finance for Non-Financial Professionals
4 Communication in the 21st Century Workplace
5 High-Impact Business Writing
6 The Art of Negotiation
7 Fundamentals of Management
10 Career Success Project

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