Course Spotlight: Business Writing 1230

Having a solid writing foundation can be a key element to a successful career no matter what field you are working in.

In “Business Writing 1230,” participants will learn basic business writing skills that will poise them to be able to effectively and successfully communicate via the written word. This one-month course, required to earn a Certificate in Business Writing, shares the best practices for creating professional business documents, shows you how to hone your grammar skills and teaches business writing principles that will be able to help you far into the future.

The course is divided into four units. In the first unit, Writing as a Process, students will cover:

  • Audience, purpose and medium
  • Outlining for successful writing
  • Organization models
  • Principles of business communication

In Unit 2, Written Communication in the Workplace, students will learn

  • How to write reports (formal and informal)
  • Drafting and revision
  • How to write the first draft
  • How to construct effective openings and closings

Unit 3, Writing a Proposal, will include:

  • Writing for your readers
  • Writing effective content
  • Safeguarding users
  • Ethical considerations

And in the fourth unit, Collaborative Writing and Research, participants will cover:

  • Research and team writing
  • Collaborating across departments
  • Working through conflict

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to recognize and avoid grammatical errors, apply effective editing techniques to business documents, improve their overall writing, craft successful business documents and more.

Business Writing 1230 is available Feb. 6-March 3, 2017; April 3-28, 2017 and June 5-30, 2017!

To learn more, including how to register, call 205-652-5110, or visit! #Writing #BusinessWriting #WritingForBusiness #ContinuingEducation #OnlineLearning #UWAOnline #UniversityOfWestAlabama



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