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Better Business Writing in English

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Overview

Do you need to write more easily and effectively in English? This course will provide the tools to help you do just that. You will develop your personal voice in your writing. You will develop strategies to plan and produce clear, understandable text. You will learn and practice specific writing skills to use in different types of business communications including cover letters, mission and vision statements, proposals , instructions and reports. You will organize, design and write clear text for Power Point Productions. Writing skills include how to choose correct noun and noun modifiers; how to choose correct verb forms and tenses; how to write a variety of clauses and sentences.

As you work through the course, you will complete self- and peer-evaluations. Many of the peer assignments will have 2 or more options so that you can choose the best path depending on your current situation. Through a combination of lectures, quizzes, supplementary resources, practice and performance, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to write well in English for your business and professional purposes.

Syllabus

Write to Share and Achieve Your Goals
-Learning outcomes: After this module, you will be able to develop your personal voice and increase your accuracy, and appropriateness in written English, and produce a written document which displays your personal voice.

Write a Proposal and Get Results
-Learning outcomes: After this module, you will be able to increase your accuracy, and appropriateness in written English and plan and compose a business proposal in English.

Write Clear and Complete Reports
-Learning outcomes: After this module, you will be able to increase your accuracy and appropriateness in written English and plan and produce a paragraph style report in English

Write and Design Powerful Slides for Powerful Presentations
-Learning outcomes: After this module, you will be able to increase your accuracy and appropriateness in written English and write, design and produce a set of clear and powerful presentation slides

Taught by

Amalia B. Stephens

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