About this Course
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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...
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Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes...
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English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian...

What you will learn

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    Create business reports and press releases
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    Edit and proofread business documents
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    Spot, correct and avoid the most common writing pitfalls
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    Write effective presentations, emails, memos

Skills you will gain

ProofreadingCommunicationBusiness WritingWriting
Stacks

Course 5 of 10 in the

Globe

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Calendar

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Clock

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes...
Comment Dots

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Business Writing

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Reading
6 videos (Total 42 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Module 1 Introduction3m
1.1 Audience10m
1.2 Message11m
1.3 Word Choice7m
1.4 Developing and Preparing Documents5m
Reading4 readings
About this Course10m
Please Take this Survey10m
Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
Module 1 Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Review20m
Week
2
Clock
1 hour to complete

Spelling, Grammar, Sentence and Paragraphs

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Reading
5 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
2.1 Common Spelling Errors and Word Misuse7m
2.2 Grammar10m
2.3 Sentence Structure6m
2.4 Paragraphs5m
Reading2 readings
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
Module 2 Resources 10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Review16m
Week
3
Clock
1 hour to complete

Document Types and their Considerations

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Reading
7 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
3.1 Agendas10m
3.2 Letters and Memos8m
3.3 Executive Summaries4m
3.4 Reports1m
3.5 Proposals5m
3.6 Business Cases3m
Reading2 readings
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
Module 3 Resources 10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Review18m
Week
4
Clock
1 hour to complete

Finalizing Formal Document, Informal Written Communication and Social Media

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Reading
4 videos (Total 30 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
4.1 Revising, Editing and Proofreading12m
4.2 E-mails11m
4.3 Visual Appeal4m
Reading4 readings
Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
Module 4 Resources 10m
Course Wrap-Up10m
End of Course Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Review10m
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Top Reviews

By TRJul 8th 2016

A simplified course that targets areas of business writing which most of us tend to oversee. In this era of digitalisation and information overload, this back to basics method was really refreshing.

By SBApr 21st 2017

The course has clearly helped me to improve my writing. Be it at work or for personal purposes, this course has proved to be really helpful. Thank you, University of California, Irvine!

Instructor

Sue Robins, M.S. Ed.

Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension
University of California, Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the Career Success Specialization

This series of courses will help you build, develop and hone the essential skills needed to improve your employability and advancement in today’s dynamic workforce. The courses in this Specialization may be taken in any order. Each course can also be taken independently. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply the skills you have gained throughout the courses to your individual and organizational needs....
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