• Business grammar course and business writing course discounted when taken together
  • Training in the essential business writing best practices
  • Grammar course that covers the major business grammar rules
  • Instructor is a college of business PhD professor
  • Extensive feedback and coaching for enhanced business writing training and grammar training
  • Clear, easily understood business writing and grammar course lessons
  • Three business writing training examinations
  • Grammar course pre-tests and post-tests to test knowledge and progress
  • Dozens of business writing interactive exercises
  • Tuition reduced to $225 when the courses are taken together

Grammar Course and Business Writing Course Syllabuses:

These two courses are in combination because they complement each other. They are designed for busy business people who want to have essential business grammar training and business writing training with fewer writing activities. The courses contain training in only the most important skills a businessperson needs to know to be able to write clear, effective business documents with correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure. The two courses provide the perfect combination of business writing and grammar skills, so the Business Writing Center discounts the tuition if students enroll for both at the same time.

BWC85 Grammar Course Content

Grammar Course Pre-testLesson 1: Proofreading Principles
Lesson 2: Using Active Voice
Lesson 3: Number Accuracy
Lesson 4: Transposition Errors
Lesson 5: Abbreviations
Lesson 6: Number Expression
Lesson 7: Capitalization
Lesson 8: Commas
Lesson 9: Other Punctuation
Lesson 10: Special Punctuation
Lesson 11: Spelling
Lesson 12: Confusing Words
Lesson 13: Subject/Verb Agreement
Lesson 14: Pronoun Agreement
Lesson 15: Using Defined Terms Consistently
Lesson 16: Citing Sources

Grammar Course Post-test

BWC95 Business Writing Course Content

Pre-write Business Writing

Follow email protocol.
Choose strategies based on the goals and readers. 

Prepare for Your Business Writing

Learn how to overcome writer’s block.
Prepare notes for your email, memo, letter, or report.

Organize Your Business Writing

Have an organizational pattern in mind.

Introduce the Content

For emails and memos, always write a clear, meaningful subject line.
Write a clear, complete introduction in all your business writing.
For emails, letters, and memos, write a cordial beginning or buffer.
State the contents of your business writing.
For business reports, state conclusions and recommendations in the introduction.

Write Clear Business Documents

Write the explanations in blocks.
Check each block for focus.
Check each block for completeness.
Use headings to open blocks.
Create lists. 

Write Clear, Complete Explanations in Your Business Writing

Write to build conclusions in the reader’s mind.
For reports, write clear, complete, relevant explanations. 

Write Conclusions in Business Writing that Have Impact

Write a conclusion that achieves your goals.

Write Clear, Effective Sentences, Paragraphs, and Words.

Use paragraphs to organize business writing.
Write concisely.
Write clear, simple, active-voice sentences.
For reports, write clearly and simply for non-technical readers.
Use words the reader will understand.

Prepare a Polished, Correct Final Draft

Use your spell checker and grammar checker.
Format email to be readable.

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Business Writing Course Certificate

Writing Coaching by Senior Instructor Dr. Robert Hogan

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 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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Worldwide Business Writing Training

Corporate and Government Training

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Government agencies and companies may purchase courses at the end of the fiscal year and defer registration of individuals in the courses for up to 12 months. Request information…

Dr. Hogan delivers workshops at company sites in general business writing, writing email, business report writing, writing letters, and principles of usage (grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentences, and word usage). More…

Worldwide Business Writing Training

6,600 Clients Worldwide

The Business Writing Center has trained staff from a broad range of organizations:

Companies – 5,768
Nonprofit organizations – 495
Military/government – 234
Colleges/universities – 143

See a sample list of the most recent 1,000 companies and agencies.

Writing Training Awards

Awards and Recognition

The Business Writing Center has been evaluated and has received awards or recognition from a number of organizations and media:

  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • Dun& Bradstreet
  • Department of Defense
  • National Association of Legal Assistants
  • HR-Wire
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • TechRepublic

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