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.
The highest ranking business writing course is the Business Writing Skills course. It teaches the best practices business people must know to be able to write clear, effective, professional business documents, especially business email, memos, letters, and reports. Graduates report that they receive high praise for their business writing, and other employees begin to copy their style. The Business Writing Skills course contains lessons in business writing, 12 practice activities, and four writing examinations. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on skills learned and skills that still need polish, coaches the student through learning the skills, and certifies competence. Students receive a graduation certificate for framing at the end of the course. More . . .
The second most popular business writing course is the Basic Grammar and Writing Skills for Business course because it contains grammar training and business writing training (e-mail, memos, letters, reports, and other documents). The focus is on providing the business writer who has some grammar problems with the grammar training to make his or her writing clear, effective, and correct. Business people with many basic business writing skills problems should take BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial.The course uses the lessons from the Business Writing Skills course without the 12 practice activities. The time students would have spent on the practice activities is devoted to the grammar training.
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The next highest enrollments are for the Basic Grammar Essentials and Business Writing Essentials courses together. The two courses are in combination because they complement each other. They are designed for busy business people who want the essential business grammar training and business writing 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 skills, so the Business Writing Center discounts the tuition if students enroll for both at the same time.
The Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial course is for people who have problems in grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, or sentence structure. The grammar training, practice, and tests are based on the student’s own writing. This grammar course is carefully structured to provide individual attention to grammar skill needs the student has. Students work on only the specific grammar skills they need to learn, at their own paces. They have unlimited access to the instructor to ask questions. Students send writing samples to their instructor. The instructor reads each sample thoroughly, identifies skills the student needs to learn, lists the sentences with problems in each area with corrections showing how they should have been written, assigns readings from the grammar training textbook, answers any questions the student has about the skills, has the student practice the skills, and gives the student an online quiz containing sentences from the student’s original writing sample that he or she must correct in ten minutes to ensure mastery of the grammar training. More . . .
The Individualized Business Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English course is a business English course for nonnative speakers of English who have a good command of the English language, but have basic usage problems resulting from speaking English as a second language. This business English course is a tutorial, so it focuses on the student’s business writing to teach the skills the student needs to learn. The instructor reads samples of the student’s business writing thoroughly, identifies skills the student needs to learn, lists the sentences with problems in each area, corrects the sentences to show the student how they should have been written, assigns readings from the business grammar textbook and online grammar training materials, answers questions about the skills, has the student practice the grammar skills, and provides an online quiz containing sentences from the original writing sample the student must correct to be sure he or she has learned the skills. This grammar course includes unlimited access to the instructor. More . . .
The next business writing courses that are the next most popular are a combination of two business writing courses for business people who want thorough, in-depth grammar training and business writing skills training. In the Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial course, the instructor thoroughly evaluates business writing samples and gives the student study and practice activities based on his or her unique grammar training needs. The Business Writing Skills course contains online lessons in business writing, 12 practice activities, and four writing examinations. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on business writing skills the student has learned and skills he or she still needs to polish, and coaches the student through learning the skills. The business writing course and grammar course perfectly complement each other, so when the student enrolls in both the Business Writing Skills course and the Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial at the same time, the course tuition is discounted.
Nonnative speakers of English who want thorough, in-depth business English training and training in business writing skills choose a special combination of the Business Writing Skills course and the Individualized Business Writing Training for Nonnative Speakers of English course. In the Individualized Business Writing Training for Nonnative Speakers of English, the instructor thoroughly evaluates writing samples, looking especially for the common difficulties nonnative speakers of English have with the language. The instructor provides study and practice activities based on the student’s unique needs. The Business Writing Skills course contains lessons in business writing, 12 practice activities, and four writing examinations. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on skills the student has learned and skills still needing work, and coaches the student through learning the business writing skills. The courses perfectly complement each other, so the course tuition is discounted when students take the two courses together.
The business writing course that ranks eighth in enrollments is Writing Effective Workplace Email. This writing email course teaches the student how to write clear, well-organized emails that motivate readers to respond as expected and accomplishes the writer’s business objectives. It presents a structured approach to writing email that can be applied to all email and memos. The student goes through online email course lessons teaching the skills. As activities in the lessons, the student writes emails the instructor evaluates, commenting on the student’s use of all email writing skills as well as those taught specifically in the course. The materials contain many examples and easy-to-understand explanations. It is self-pacing, so the student decides when to send assignments to the instructor attached to an email. The instructor evaluates the email writing, comments on how well the student has learned the email-writing skills, and coaches him or her through learning any email-writing skills not mastered. More . . .
The Business Report Writing course is popular because of most business writers must write reports of some type. The Business Report Writing course teaches the skills required to write clear, explicit business reports. The Business Report Writing course focuses on the structure critical to all reports, providing the basic knowledge any business report writer can use for all types of business reports. The course teaches all the best practices that result in clear, professional business reports, from deciding what should go into the business report to preparing the final draft. The course includes five writing samples your instructor will evaluate, comment on, and use to coach you through skills you need to learn.
The online lessons contain clear explanations and many examples of quality business reports. The Business Report Writing course is self-pacing. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on business report writing skills learned and skills that still need polish, coaches the student through learning the skills, and certifies competence. Students receive a graduation certificate at the end of the course. More . . .
In this writing coaching course, the instructor evaluates drafts of business writing the student is preparing in the work setting. This business writing course is an ideal way to polish the documents while learning the business writing skills the student needs. Students might enroll in the course when they have a business writing report or proposal to write and want it to be highest quality to be successful. In this course, the instructor writes comments on all aspects of the business writing, including language, grammar, clarity, organization, effectiveness, sentences, words, and style. The instructor then coaches the student through revising the documents to produce high-quality, polished final drafts. Students read lessons from any of the 45 Business Writing Center courses that will teach the skills the student needs to become a more proficient writer. More . . .
Writing Coaching by Senior Instructor Dr. Robert Hogan
Dr. 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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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…
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