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Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing Course


Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing
Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing

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Course Description

The course Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing introduces you to the theory and practice of writing in the modern business environment. In this free online course you will be introduced to the principles of written communication so that you will be able to express your thoughts and ideas through writing in a clear, concise, and efficient manner. You will see how preparation is key for successful writing and learn how to use a planning checklist when writing any type of business message. You will also learn about writing styles and which writing style is most appropriate for business communication. In the modern business world having the skill to write a professional business letter is of great importance. Whether you are sending an inquiry to a company or organisation, or applying for a job having a correctly formatted letter can make the difference between having the letter taken seriously or not. Having completed this course you will have the confidence and skills needed to express yourself in writing in any business environment, and the skills needed to write a business letter that will look distinctive, professional and high quality. This course will be of great interest to all learners who want to improve their business communication skills, in particular business writing.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 154 votes
Course Title: Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing
Course #: 801
Course Publisher: NPTEL
Course Category: 9
Content Origin:
Course Description: The course Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing introduces you to the theory and practice of writing in the modern business environment. In this free online course you will be introduced to the principles of written communication so that you will be able to express your thoughts and ideas through writing in a clear, concise, and efficient manner. You will see how preparation is key for successful writing and learn how to use a planning checklist when writing any type of business message. You will also learn about writing styles and which writing style is most appropriate for business communication. In the modern business world having the skill to write a professional business letter is of great importance. Whether you are sending an inquiry to a company or organisation, or applying for a job having a correctly formatted letter can make the difference between having the letter taken seriously or not. Having completed this course you will have the confidence and skills needed to express yourself in writing in any business environment, and the skills needed to write a business letter that will look distinctive, professional and high quality. This course will be of great interest to all learners who want to improve their business communication skills, in particular business writing.
License: This course is available from NPTEL OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 11th March 2015
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Higher High Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Francis Kimani
    Francis Kimani Kenya I thank ALISON for providing these skills online just for free. One can learn many things if you put more effort. Business writing course was success. I have acquired some skills to advance my writing skills. 2017-02-11 12:02:09
  • Deaton Cooke
    Deaton Cooke United States of America Very good course, helped me a lot in the business field. 2016-07-12 18:07:47
  • Debbie Vergen
    Debbie Vergen United Kingdom I found this very interesting. 2016-05-11 23:05:17
  • Hugues MBALA MANGA
    Hugues MBALA MANGA Cameroon For a copywriter or a communications manager, businesses communication is very important. You must write good briefs to make sure that clients, partners, public opinion understand well that you want to say. 2015-09-15 11:09:25
  • chinelo ebele
    chinelo ebele Nigeria Business Communication helps to redirect people to the know acceptable standard of business letters. Most importantly it teaches the dos and don'ts of business communication. Especially the areas confirmation bias like egocentrism, socio centrism and how to deal with the 3 fears of writing process. 2015-05-14 16:05:28
  • chinelo ebele
    chinelo ebele Nigeria Business communication- Fundamentals of Business writing course is very important subject/course because it guides professionals on how to maintain the writing standard and it keeps the consciousness of the type of business letter that is acceptable in the minds of all who have taken this course. 2015-05-14 16:05:29
  • chinelo ebele
    chinelo ebele Nigeria I really thank God for this site. I learned a lot of new ideas from this course and I am already seeing the benefit in work in the office. Thank for this lecture, it has helped me a lot. 2015-05-14 16:05:08
  • Ar Row
    Ar Row Ukraine Clear and easy to follow. Thanks for excellent and easy explanation of Business Writing scills 2015-05-10 10:05:41
  • Gorge Thomas
    Gorge Thomas Malaysia A good introduction. Very detailed and comprehensive. 2015-03-26 10:03:56
  • Karen Bayne
    Karen Bayne United States of America Very informative. 2015-03-24 00:03:58
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