In this course, students apply the basic writing process'transitioning from fluency to clarity to correctness'as they create a variety of effective business communication for both internal and external audiences. Selected readings provide the foundation for discussions of the purpose, audience, structure, tone, and content of business writing. Grammar exercises focus on sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, and bias-free language.
Compare basic style guidelines for formatting papers.
Identify appropriate purpose, audience, tone, and content for business communication.
Apply comprehensive presentation skills.
Elements of Presentations
Discuss options for presenting information in a business environment.
Identify ways to incorporate effective visual elements into business presentations.
Informative, Positive, and Negative Messages
Use the writing process to create a variety of effective business communication.
Develop informative and positive messages for use in the workplace.
Convey negative messages that communicate openly, honestly, and diplomatically.
Determine appropriate purpose, audience, tone, and content for interpersonal communication.
Identify the purpose of available online writing resources.
Use grammar, mechanics, spelling, and punctuation appropriately.
Determine a strategy for managing a job search.
Develop documents associated with a job search.
Identify characteristics of persuasive messages.
Write persuasive messages to meet specific business needs.
The Relationship Between Reading and Writing
Determine methods for building rapport between the writer and reader of written communication.
Discuss selected readings for purpose, audience, structure, and tone.
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