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Business Writing Blog2019-08-18T05:42:47+00:00

10 Highest Ranked Business Writing Courses

Enrollments in the online business writing courses are the strongest indicator of which online writing courses are evaluated well by graduates. These are the 10 highest ranked online writing courses from the 45 Business Writing Center courses. 1. Business Writing Skills The highest ranking business writing course is the Business Writing Skills course. It teaches the best practices business people     Read More . . .

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Best Practices for Clear Business Writing

Business writing must be so clear that 100 percent of the readers understand 100 percent of the message 100 percent of the time. Unfortunately, the average businessperson comprehends writing at a 10th grade level, meaning some readers comprehend at the 8th or 9th grade level. To make matters worse, most businesspeople scan email to get the general idea and respond     Read More . . .

By |August 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 Proven Tips for Writing Clear Sentences

When business writers write clear, straightforward sentences, readers understand the writer's messages more easily and are grateful for the easy-to-understand communication. Write so clearly that 100% of the readers understand 100% of your text 100% of the time. The average business reader comprehends business writing at an 8th to 10th grade level. Many readers are "scanners." They breeze through     Read More . . .

By |August 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Email Etiquette Best Practices

Email is certainly a useful tool. For private users, it's a way to keep in touch with friends and relatives. Email at this level is often informal, uses emoticons 🙂 and slang, and in many ways resembles casual, conversational communication. At the corporate level, email allows professionals to solve problems, conduct business, collaborate, and keep in touch in a manner     Read More . . .

By |August 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Use Readability Tests to Check Your Report Writing Health

Evaluate the readability of your report writing regularly. Overly simple report writing may put off your reader and fail to convey the necessary information, while overly complex information can confuse the reader. You must write your business reports so clearly that 100 percent of the readers understand 100 percent of your business reports 100 percent of the time. The average     Read More . . .

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: Business Report Writing Training Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does Business Vocabulary Make the Writer Seem More Intelligent?

Much business writing includes difficult or archaic words and phrases people do not use in everyday speaking, such as "cognizant" instead of "aware," "initiate" instead of "begin," and "endeavor" instead of "try." The writer feels the difficult or archaic words are more businesslike and show the writer's intelligence. Using common, everyday words feels to them like it's dumbing down the     Read More . . .

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: Features|0 Comments
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Business Writing InstructorDr. Robert Hogan teaches the coaching, tutoring, and individualized business writing courses. Dr. Hogan has been training writers for 40 years in universities, colleges of business, consulting companies, and professional writing companies. He has been been a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County College, and Illinois State University College of Business. He was manager of communications in a telephone billing company and owner of a company writing documents on contract for government agencies and corporations.

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