Basic Grammar and Business Writing Course

Basic Grammar and Business Writing Course

  • 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

  • Follow email etiquette.
  • Set goals.
  • Choose strategies based on the goals and readers.

Prepare the Business Writing Content.

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

Organize the Business Writing.

  • Have an organizational pattern in mind.
  • Use special organizational patterns for some messages.

Introduce Your Business Writing Content.

  • For emails and memos, always write a clear, meaningful subject line.
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Write a Conclusion with Impact.

  • Write a conclusion that achieves your goals.

Write Well-Organized, Effective Sentences, Paragraphs, and Words.

  • Use paragraphs to organize information.
  • 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 of the Business Writing

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