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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Business Writing by University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Course

Writing well is one of the most important skills you can develop to be successful in the business world. Over seventy companies and thirty thousand students--from professional writers to new employees to non-native English speakers to seasoned executives--have used the techniques in Business Writing to power their ability to communicate and launch their ideas. This course will teach you how to apply the top ten principles of good business writing to your work, how to deploy simple tools to dramatically improve your writing, and how to execute organization, structure, and revision to communicate more masterfully than ever. From the very first lesson, you'll be able to apply your new learning immediately to your work and improve your writing today. Your ideas are powerful. Learn how to deliver them with the clarity and impact they deserve. "Thank you for giving me the knowledge I need in life. [Business Writing] was helpful, life changing, and has made a huge impact in my writing." -- Message from a Business Writing student The principles you'll learn in this course enable you to become a great business writer. They also provide the foundation for moving into Graphic Design and Successful Presentation, so that you can unleash your best professional self whenever--and however--you present your ideas in the workplace. This course can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Data Science (MS-DS) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The MS-DS is an interdisciplinary degree that brings together faculty from CU Boulder’s departments of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Science, and others. With performance-based admissions and no application process, the MS-DS is ideal for individuals with a broad range of undergraduate education and/or professional experience in computer science, information science, mathematics, and statistics. Learn more about the MS-DS program at

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Nov 29, 2020






Jun 11, 2017

It was an exceptional course with lots to take away from. It taught basic building blocks of business writing and then built upon it which provided a great way to self learn the content of the course.

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By Janine N

Mar 30, 2022

I really enjoyed learning the professional, proper ways to write memos and emails.

By Sarah S

Dec 1, 2020

Very helpful! Loved the course and the professor! Everyone should take this class.

By Merlin M R

Jul 8, 2020

It is definitely a requirement for professionals who wants to grow in their career

By Barbora K

Jan 21, 2019

The lecturer is very professional and provides high quality teaching in her field!

By Petro Y

Feb 18, 2018

It was very informative course for me! I learn a lot. A mentor did an awesome job!

By Eka P

Dec 30, 2017

Great experience, easy to follow yet impactful course. Thanks Quentin for the less

By Bawa S M

Sep 2, 2016

Great way to learn the techniques of good writing. Thanks Coursera and the tutors.

By Seif A

Mar 28, 2022

A must on the to-do list of leaders so that they can communicate their ideas well

By Daniel A S M

Jan 27, 2021

So Excellent!, now I got the basics to make my business documents more efficient.

By Rawel B

Jul 24, 2020

Totally worth time, simple concepts that can truly improve your business writing.

By Ashwini A

Jul 23, 2020

Great course! Short and to the point. I learned a lot about improving my writing.

By Tzui H

Aug 27, 2018

A really good class to understand what should focus when writing business related

By Bhagabat P M

Jul 20, 2018

Great course in business writing, it is of great help, thank you so much Quentin!

By Sarah A

Nov 4, 2017

Amazing course, videos are straight to the point and very interesting. Thank you!

By Alexandru B S

Apr 29, 2017

Simple techniques that can create habits for great writing skills needed at work.

By Mohammad B M

Feb 17, 2023

It was really beneficial to me. I recommended my colleagues to take this course.

By Lakshmi S

Apr 23, 2021

Its a short course will lots of good information. All we need to do is practice.

By Mario D

Dec 4, 2020

This is a great course which will help with writing, communication, and clarity.

By Lala G

Aug 24, 2020

Thanka a lot for presenting this writing course in such a nice and gorgeous way.

By Bilal I

May 6, 2020

This course give you the idea of how to write smart to stand out from the crowd.

By Felicia G

Apr 17, 2020

Very engaging. Short videos followed by exercises applying concepts just taught.

By Nasha

Dec 4, 2020

Learned more in this course than I did in my Business Writing class in college.

By Galib M H

Aug 6, 2020

A great course to enrich writing, designing and presenting a business document.

By Md. R S

May 29, 2020

Well clarified by the instructor. Amazing and learnt a lot. Thank You Coursera.

By Gaurav R

Apr 29, 2020

I sincerely thank Dr. Quentin, William and Dave for a wonderful specialization.