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Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing - Revised

Improve your business letter and report writing skills with the help of this free online business writing course.

Leadership and Management
Free Course
The key to writing a successful business letter is preparation. By learning the principles of business communication, you can express your thoughts in a clear and efficient manner for a business audience. This free business writing course will introduce you to the theory and practice of writing in the modern business environment. By the end of the course, you will be able to write a business letter that looks distinctive and professional.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will first introduce you to the rules that govern written language. You will be guided through the legal implications of business writing and learn why preparation is essential for this type of writing. The course will then teach you how to think critically and employ strategies to overcome the common fears of writing. You will also learn the who, what, where, when, why, and how of business writing, as well as the planning process and essential elements of a business document.

Next, the course will discuss why there is a need for writing effective business letters and teach you the basic layouts of professional business letters. You will then look into report writing and study its characteristics and structure. You will learn how to evaluate and organize necessary materials, as well as study the drafting and editing steps. By the end of the course, you will have greatly boosted your ability to prepare and present information using a writing style that results in understanding, retention, and motivation to act.

In the modern business world, having the skill to write a professional business letter is of great importance. This Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing online course will teach you the writing styles that are most appropriate for business communications. Whether you are sending an inquiry to a company or applying for a job, having a correctly formatted letter can make the difference between having the letter taken seriously or not. So, check out the course and start enhancing your letter writing skills, today!

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Learning Outcomes

After completing 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.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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