Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing
Learn more about business writing and gain the ability to write clear, concise, and efficient texts for work.
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The course will first introduce you to the principles of written communication in a modern business environment. You will see how preparation is crucial for successful writing and learn how to use a planning checklist when writing any type of business message. You will then learn about the rules that govern written language, before being introduced to different writing styles and shown how to choose the right style for different situations.
The course will then teach you a powerful skill- the ability to prepare and present information in a way that will increase understanding, retention, and motivation to act. You will then learn some of the legal implications of business writing, before moving onto the section on business letters. Here, you will be guided through the three basic layouts of business letters, taught the function of these letters, and be shown how to write a professional, high quality business letter.
Professional writing skills are so important in the modern business world. Whether you are sending an inquiry to a company or organisation, or writing a job application, having a correctly formatted letter can make the difference between being taken seriously or not. By the time you complete this course, you will have the confidence and skills needed to write professional texts that are distinctive and high quality. This skill will serve you throughout your life, and could be the one that gets you into your next job interview. So why wait?Start Course Now
Module 2: Business Communication - Writing Business Letters
Business Letter Writing Skills - Part 1
Business Letter Writing Skills - Part 2
Business Letter Writing Skills - Part 3
Module 1: Business Communication - Introduction to Business Writing
Principles of Written Communication
Think, Then Write: Writing Preparation
A Planning Checklist for Business Messages
Module 3: Business Communication - Business Writing Assessment
Having completed this course you will be able to: - List and describe the rules that govern written language; - Describe the planning process and essential elements of a business document; - Demonstrate your ability to prepare and present information using a writing style that will increase understanding, retention, and motivation to act; - Discuss the legal implications of business writing; - Explain the need for writing effective business letters; - List the elements of a business letter; - Describe the three basic layouts of business letters.
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Business writing is a form of professional communication with the purpose of creating a change in the reader. It typically consists of memorandums, emails, letters, and other documents. It is also an important tool used for communicating with other companies or customers. With Alison's free online business writing courses, you will learn to write more effectively in order to reach out to your readers and keep them better informed.
The best free online business writing courses available on Alison include Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing - Revised and Modern Business Writing.
Each of the online business writing courses on Alison are free, as are all of Alison's online courses. Alison's learners do not have to pay anything to take these courses unless they want a digital or physical copy of the course certificate.