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Effective Business Writing

Course Details

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Exceptional writing skills are the mark of exceptional professionals. From persuasive memos to complaint letters; and sales letters to executive summaries – the need for solid written communication is stronger than ever.

In fact, effective written communication is cited as one of the most crucial skills to have for workplace success. Learn to produce documents and correspondence that are concise, attractive and easily digestible.

This class will give you the know-how, tips and tools to help you avoid common mistakes. We will cover written style, tone, and clarity, and review email and social media tips and etiquette.

You will develop effective business writing with structure sentences that are impressive, powerful, and efficient.

There is no prerequisite for this course.

What Should I Bring to Class?

Please bring three business letters or emails, preferably at least one paragraph in length, which you have recently written. You will use these samples of your work to assess your current writing style, apply techniques discussed in class, and develop strategies for improving your writing.

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone who writes letters, memos, and e-mail

Continuing Education and Recertification Hours

  • .65 CEUs
  • 7.0 PDUs

As a PMI Registered Education Provider, The University of Texas at Austin, Professional Development Center has been approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs) for our courses (Provider # 1616).

The PMI logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Learning Outcomes

Enhanced written communication by:

  • Eliminating unnecessary words
  • Understanding and avoiding common mistakes
  • Writing clearly and concisely
  • Having improved sentence structure
  • Using effective tone and feel
  • Understanding written business best practices

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