Course Description

Welcome to the Learner Guide Online for Professional Business Writing, Level 4. Writing is an essential mode of communication in all organisations. It is absolutely vital for you as a professional to actively develop the skills of writing. Your professional success depends on it.

This module is specifically designed for managers and administrators who need to sharpen a range of English language writing skills and techniques. It is based on the premise that clear thinking is the foundation for effective business writing. This module presents a professional writing process that will enable participants to write well-structured documents that communicate clearly and concisely. The module is made up of six units:

Unit 1: A professional approach to writing. Introduces a professional writing process to ascertain the aim and the audience and to structure and write documents clearly and concisely.

Unit 2: Write great reports. Applying the professional writing process to produce reports of the highest quality.

Unit 3: Technical accuracy in writing. Perfecting the use of words, sentences, headings and paragraphs; examining punctuation, grammar, spelling and vocabulary to improve business writing skills.

Unit 4: Technical business texts. Developing the skills to produce the technical texts used in the workplace.

Unit 5: Correspond with confidence. Extending your writing skills to communicate effectively using formal business letters, internal office memoranda and business faxes.

Unit 6: Write for productive meetings. Covering the various forms of documentation needed for before, during and after formal and informal meetings. Notices, agendas, minutes and much more.

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Course curriculum

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    Course Contents

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Unit 1: A Professional Approach to Writing

    • Unit 2: Write Great Reports

    • Unit 3: Technical Accuracy in Writing

    • Unit 4: Technical Business Texts

    • Unit 5: Correspond with Confidence

    • Unit 6: Write for productive meetings

    • Summative Assessment