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Business Writing

Berkeley University of California via edX Professional Certificate

Overview

Whether you are writing an email to your boss or a letter to the editor, being able to craft your argument clearly and persuasively is essential. Employers today are looking for professionals who can clearly communicate messages across multiple channels.

This Professional Certificate program will build your confidence as you learn how to improve your writing organization, logic, and style to get your point across eloquently and quickly. You will delve into the details of the writing process and learn how to identify an audience, choose the best structure, and revise and edit early drafts of your work.

You will then focus on effective business writing for emails, letters, memos, short reports and more. Lastly, you will learn how to craft clear, concise messages for specific content and audiences on social media.

This program will arm you with the in-demand skills needed for all professionals.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: The Writing Process

A guide to the writing process. Learn and practice strategies for writing and revising effective business documents.



Course 2: Effective Business Writing

Learn best practices and approaches to writing effective business letters, emails, and reports. Format, composition, and clarity are emphasized.



Course 3: Writing for Social Media

This course provides a framework for writing for social media by focusing on purpose, content and audiences, helping you be more effective at using these powerful platforms to deliver your messages.



Courses

Taught by

Margaret Steen and Tim Peters

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