COMM095 Writing for Business: Level I

 
 
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Course Description

Strong writing skills lead to smoother communications, fewer misunderstandings, and increased productivity. This course is designed to teach you plain language principles and techniques that will help make your written communications easy to read and understand. You will develop confidence in your writing for all business and personal communications.

 

Course Outline

  • How adults read

  • The difference between reading on-screen and in print

  • Writing for all devices (computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones)

  • The 5 Cs of effective writing: correct, clear, concise, coherent, and consistent

  • Plain language principles

  • Avoid jargon/technical terms and redundancy

  • Editing – yours and other’s

  • Audience Analysis

  • The writing process: pre-writing, drafting, feedback, editing/revising, finalizing

  • What is a briefing note and how differs from other types of reports

 

Learner Outcomes

  • Discover the benefits of plain language writing geared toward the reader

  • Become familiar with and practice the key principles of plain language writing in emails, reports, and work-related correspondence

  • Demystify grammar and punctuation rules

  • Identify key grammar and punctuation errors in your writing and correct them

  • Ensure tone, content, and style help you get the results you want

  • Have greater clarity and impact

 

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Section Title
Writing for Business: Level I
Type
Online
Dates
Apr 01, 2024 to Apr 28, 2024
Type
Online
Days
Th
Time
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
Apr 04, 2024
Schedule and Location Requirements
Contact Hours
1.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: Apr 3, 2024
   Withdrawal Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
Section Title
Writing for Business: Level I
Type
Online
Dates
May 27, 2024 to Jun 23, 2024
Type
Online
Days
Th
Time
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
May 30, 2024 to Jun 20, 2024
Schedule and Location Requirements
Contact Hours
4.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: May 29, 2024
   Withdrawal Deadline: Jun 10, 2024
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
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