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Business Writing Basics

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Language: English

Short Description: When assigned a writing task, do you cringe at the thought of accomplishing it? Many people avoid writing because they’re overwhelmed with the thought of taking on a task that will be scrutinized so closely for meaning and quality, not unlike performing on stage.

Here is a secret: People who write well start with a plan. Composition is a three-step process that begins with planning, some of which you may not even have to write down. Understanding how to make a plan, analyze your audience, gather information, and organize your thoughts will help you compose your business message or correspondence in simper, incremental, more manageable steps. During the planning process, you determine a purpose and theme for your composition, gather and organize information, and choose your delivery medium and format.

Before writing a first draft, you will analyze your audience to be sure your message is sensitive to their needs and builds a strong relationship. After writing, you will revise, produce, proofread, and distribute your message. There are a number of things you do in the composition process besides writing, that ensure the act of writing is efficient, successful, and even short.

Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.