Professional Development

Wake Tech's professional development courses are specifically designed to enhance your resume. These courses give you skills such as how to compose executive reports and organizational procedures, how to communicate between generations and cultures and more. 

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Course details and registration information

Better Business Writing, Level 1: How to Sharpen Your Writing Style
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Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Anyone who wants to have a refresher in Business Writing rules.
Strengthen your writing by eliminating wordiness and writing more concisely. Plan your business documents to save time rewriting. With writing exercises and interactive quizzes, you'll learn the difference between active and passive voice and when to use each - and much more!
Course Objectives
  1. Upon completion of this course, students will have learned specific writing principles that apply to business.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Sharpen your Writing Style by Choosing your Words Carefully
  2. Plan your Business Documents
  3. Understand the Difference between Active and Passive Voice
  4. Delete Redundancies in Writing
  5. Form Parallel Constructions
  6. Eliminate Wordiness
  7. Strengthen your Memos
  8. Edit Memos & Letters
  9. Convey Bad News Tactfully
  10. Proofread Carefully
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Please bring a USB/Flash Drive to class to copy your files. Textbook is included in the class.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of at least 70% of course material taught.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Anyone who wants to have a refresher in Business Writing rules.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Better Business Writing, Level 2: Get Your Emails Read & More Business Writing Tips - SEF-3001AN2
Course Contact Information
Community & Career Education Staff