- Combines grammar course and business writing training
- Contains training in the major business grammar rules
- Teaches the best practices for business writing
- Instructor is a college of business PhD professor
- Extensive feedback and coaching on business writing and grammar
- Clear, easily understood business writing lessons
- Three business writing examinations
- Grammar training pre-tests and post-tests to test grammar knowledge and progress
- Dozens of grammar training and business writing training interactive exercises
- Tuition $295
Grammar Course and Writing Course Syllabus:
The Basic Grammar and Business Writing course contains grammar training, including punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure, and business writing training for email, memos, letters, reports, and other business writing documents. The focus of the Basic Grammar and Writing Skills for Business course is on providing the business writer who has some usage problems with the instruction to make his or her writing clear, effective, and correct. Business people with many business grammar skills problems should take BWC110 Basic Writing Skills Tutorial.
The Basic Grammar and Writing Skills business writing course materials remain online for the duration of the course and after the course is finished.
Business Grammar Course Content
Grammar Course Pre-test
Lesson 1: Proofreading Business Grammar
Lesson 2: Using Active Voice in Business Writing
Practice Business Grammar Diagnostic Test
Lesson 3: Omissions, Additions, Typos
Lesson 4: Number Accuracy in Business Writing
Lesson 5: Transposition Errors
Session 1 Optional Grammar Course Practice with a Business Writing Sample
Session 1 Grammar Course Diagnostic Test
Lesson 6: Using Abbreviations in Business Writing
Lesson 7: Word Division
Lesson 8: Number Expression
Lesson 9: Capitalization
Session 2 Grammar Course Diagnostic Test on a Business Writing Sample
Lesson 10: Commas in Business Writing
Lesson 11: Other Punctuation
Lesson 12: Special Punctuation
Lesson 13: Spelling
Lesson 14: Confusing Words
Session 3 Business Grammar Course Diagnostic Test
Lesson 15: Subject/Verb Agreement in Business Writing
Lesson 16: Pronoun Agreement
Lesson 17: Using Defined Terms Consistently
Lesson 18: Citing Sources in Business Writing
Session 4 Diagnostic Test
Business Grammar Course Post-test
Business Writing Course Content
Pre-write Your Business Writing
Choose strategies based on the goals and readers.
Prepare the Business Writing Content.
Prepare notes for your email, memo, letter, or report.
Organize the Business Writing.
Use special organizational patterns for some messages.
Introduce Your Business Writing Content.
Write a clear, complete introduction.
For emails, letters, and memos, write a cordial beginning or buffer.
State the contents.
For reports, state conclusions and recommendations in the introduction.
Write Clear Business Writing.
Check each block for focus.
Check each block for completeness.
Use headings to open blocks.
Write Clear, Complete Explanations.
For reports, write clear, complete, relevant explanations.
Write a Conclusion with Impact.
Write Well-Organized, Effective Sentences, Paragraphs, and Words.
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 of the Business Writing
Format the email to be readable.