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Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes...

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian

What you will learn

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    Create business reports and press releases

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    Edit and proofread business documents

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    Spot, correct and avoid the most common writing pitfalls

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    Write effective presentations, emails, memos

Skills you will gain

ProofreadingCommunicationBusiness WritingWriting

Course 5 of 10 in the

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes...

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Business Writing

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6 videos (Total 42 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Module 1 Introduction3m
1.1 Audience10m
1.2 Message11m
1.3 Word Choice7m
1.4 Developing and Preparing Documents5m
4 readings
About this Course10m
Please Take this Survey10m
Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
Module 1 Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Review20m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Spelling, Grammar, Sentence and Paragraphs

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5 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
2.1 Common Spelling Errors and Word Misuse7m
2.2 Grammar10m
2.3 Sentence Structure6m
2.4 Paragraphs5m
2 readings
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
Module 2 Resources 10m
1 practice exercise
Review16m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Document Types and their Considerations

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7 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
3.1 Agendas10m
3.2 Letters and Memos8m
3.3 Executive Summaries4m
3.4 Reports1m
3.5 Proposals5m
3.6 Business Cases3m
2 readings
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
Module 3 Resources 10m
1 practice exercise
Review18m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Finalizing Formal Document, Informal Written Communication and Social Media

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4 videos (Total 30 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
4.1 Revising, Editing and Proofreading12m
4.2 E-mails11m
4.3 Visual Appeal4m
4 readings
Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
Module 4 Resources 10m
Course Wrap-Up10m
End of Course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Review10m
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Top Reviews

By TRJul 8th 2016

A simplified course that targets areas of business writing which most of us tend to oversee. In this era of digitalisation and information overload, this back to basics method was really refreshing.

By GKDec 8th 2018

This course was short, poignant and mindful of our busy lives, while teaching us all how to be more impactful in our writing. This is just what I was looking for to give me an extra edge at work!

Instructor

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Sue Robins, M.S. Ed.

Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension
University of California, Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the Career Success Specialization

This series of courses will help you build, develop and hone the essential skills needed to improve your employability and advancement in today’s dynamic workforce. The courses in this Specialization may be taken in any order. Each course can also be taken independently. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply the skills you have gained throughout the courses to your individual and organizational needs....
Career Success

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