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Course Details & Registration Information

Better Business Writing, Level 1: How to Sharpen Your Writing Style
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Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
222174 Northern Wake Campus 05/01/2020 05/01/2020 P. Bauer $149.00 16/20
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Strengthen your writing by eliminating wordiness and writing more concisely Plan your business documents to save time rewriting. Know the difference between the active and the passive voice and when to effectively use them. Learn this and more by doing writing exercises along with interactive quizzes to apply what you learn.
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. Requirements for successful completion of a NON-CERTIFICATION CLASSES - Demonstrate an understanding of at least 70% of course material taught.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Elizabeth Knocklein