About this Course

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Approx. 6 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian

Skills you will gain

ProofreadingCommunicationBusiness WritingWriting

Learner Career Outcomes

22%

started a new career after completing these courses

12%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to Business Writing

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

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Spelling, Grammar, Sentence and Paragraphs

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

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Document Types and their Considerations

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

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Finalizing Formal Document, Informal Written Communication and Social Media

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

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