Effective Business Writing (1.5 Hours)
This course addresses how to write effective and appropriate business messages and how to know audience and purpose. Throughout the course, the learner discovers to identify readers and create messages that convey the appropriate tone for different reader roles. The learner explores how to write effectively for the three most common purposes: to inform, respond, or persuade. The course also explores techniques to promote clearer writing. Additionally, this course focuses on the importance of using short and familiar words, appropriate connotations, concrete and specific language, and transitional words and phrases. Course participants also learn tips for writing more concisely and best practices for organizing content. Additionally, the course covers editing and proofreading effectively, including key areas of writing such as tone, structure, clarity, accuracy, and common grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors.
Approval Number: 20-867406
Provider Number: 50-31808
Effective Business Writing – 1.5 Hours
Audience and Purpose in Business Writing
To write effective and appropriate business messages, you need to know your audience and your purpose. In this course, you’ll discover how to identify your readers and create messages that convey the appropriate tone for different reader roles. You’ll also explore how to write effectively for the three most common purposes: to inform, respond, or persuade.
Clarity and Conciseness in Business Writing
Being clear and concise in business documents and messages isn’t always easy. But it’s essential in the workplace if you want what you write to be read. In this course, you’ll explore techniques you can use to make your writing more clear. Specifically, you’ll learn about the importance of using short and familiar words, appropriate connotations, concrete and specific language, and transitional words and phrases. You’ll also explore tips for being more concise in your writing and best practices for organizing content.
Editing and Proofreading Business Documents
Have you ever distributed a document or message only to find later that you forgot to include a key point or correct an embarrassing spelling error? Taking the time to edit and proofread your writing will help you produce more focused, polished, and effective business documents. This course describes how to edit and proofread effectively, covering key areas, such as tone, structure, clarity, and accuracy, as well as common grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes to watch out for.
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The course SME reports no financial relationships relevant to the content of this course.
Methods and CE Requirements:
This online course consists of a combined total of 3 learning modules. Individuals are eligible to receive a total of 1.50 hours of continuing education by completing all modules within this course. Participants must complete the media-based video lectures, lesson tests and all required course components to claim continuing education credit.
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