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Overview

On the first day of this writing course, students will learn grammar, punctuation, and spelling skills as well as overall basic writing skills. The second day of class will give business professionals the tools they need to write effective, efficient business correspondence. Students will learn how to get started on a writing project, use appropriate business tone in the document, and discern between the different kinds of business correspondence. Students will learn how to decide what the appropriate vehicle is for written communication in business, electronic or hard copy.

Goals
  1. Understand the importance of proper writing and grammar.
  2. Recognize and use correct grammar and punctuation.
  3. Avoid common grammatical and word usage errors.
  4. Understand which words should be capitalized.
  5. Use the appropriate person and tense.
  6. Structure sentences correctly.
  7. Use the words you intend.
  8. Use the correct style and tone for your intended audience.
  9. Avoid biased language.
  10. Create documents that are free of spelling and grammatical errors.
  11. Learn proper preparation steps before beginning a writing project.
  12. Summarize the principles of writing effective business communications.
  13. Demonstrate the ability to write a business proposal, complete with visuals and an executive summary that employ effective strategies of persuasion.
  14. Learn to communicate to the audience effectively through focused, well-written business communications.
Outline
  1. Why Proper Writing and Correct Grammar Are Essential for Successful Business Writing
    1. Exercise: Why Proper Writing and Correct Grammar Are Essential for Successful Business Writing
  2. Basic Grammar Rules
    1. Parts of Speech
      1. Nouns
      2. Pronouns
      3. Verbs
      4. Adjectives
      5. Adverbs
      6. Prepositions
      7. Conjunctions
      8. Interjections
    2. Exercise: Parts of Speech
    3. Subject-verb Agreement
    4. Exercise: Subject-verb Agreement
    5. Parallel Construction
    6. Exercise: Parallel Construction
    7. Complete versus Run-on Sentences
    8. Exercise: Complete versus Run-on Sentences
    9. Hypercorrection
      1. Common Hypercorrections
      2. When It Is Okay to Use "Me"
      3. When It Is Okay to Use "Myself"
    10. Exercise: Hypercorrection
  3. Punctuation
    1. Periods
    2. Exercise: Periods
    3. Commas
    4. Exercise: Commas
    5. Colons and Semicolons
    6. Exercise: Colons and Semicolons
    7. Apostrophes, Single Quotation Marks, and Double Quotation Marks
    8. Exercise: Apostrophes, Single Quotation Marks, and Double Quotation Marks
    9. Question Marks and Exclamation Points
    10. Exercise: Question Marks and Exclamation Points
    11. Dashes and Hyphens
    12. Exercise: Dashes and Hyphens
    13. Parenthetical Elements
      1. Parentheses
      2. Brackets
    14. Exercise: Parenthetical Elements
  4. Word Usage
    1. Assessing Tone and Jargon in Your Writing
      1. What Is the Appropriate Tone for the Document: Formal or Informal?
      2. How Familiar Is Your Audience with the Language (Jargon) of the industry?
      3. Does Your Audience Need to Be Persuaded, or Is It Already on Board with the Topic?
      4. What Do You Want the Audience to Do after Reading the Document?
    2. Exercise: Assessing Tone and Jargon
    3. Look It Up: Using a Dictionary for Proper Spelling and Usage
    4. Exercise: Using a Dictionary for Proper Spelling and Usage
    5. Commonly Confused Words
    6. Exercise: Commonly Confused Words
  5. Capitalization
    1. Words That Are Always Capitalized
    2. Exercise: Words That Are Always Capitalized
    3. Words That Are Never Capitalized
    4. Exercise: Words That Are Never Capitalized
    5. Headings and Titles
    6. Exercise: Headings and Titles
  6. Choosing the Correct "Person" and "Tense"
    1. Three Types of "Persons"
    2. When to Write in the First Person
    3. Exercise: When to Write in the First Person
    4. When to Write in the Second Person
    5. Exercise: When to Write in the Second Person
    6. When to Write in the Third Person
    7. Exercise: When to Write in the Third Person
    8. Using Correct Tenses in Business Writing
      1. How to Use the Past Tense in Business Writing
    9. Exercise: How to Use the Past Tense in Business Writing
    10. How to Use the Present Tense in Business Writing
    11. Exercise: How to Use the Present Tense in Business Writing
    12. How to Use the Future Tense in Business Writing
    13. Exercise: How to Use the Future Tense in Business Writing
  7. Sentence Structure
    1. Simple Sentences
    2. Exercise: Simple Sentences
    3. Compound Sentences
    4. Exercise: Compound Sentences
    5. Complex Sentences
    6. Exercise: Complex Sentences
    7. Compound-Complex Sentences
    8. Exercise: Compound-Complex Sentences
  8. Proofreading Your Work
    1. Ensuring Your Writing Is Error Free
    2. Reviewing and Proofreading
    3. Exercise: Ensuring Your Writing Is Error Free
    4. Ensuring Consistency in Your Writing
    5. Exercise: Ensuring Consistency in Your Writing
    6. Exercise: Proofreading a Document
    7. Using Spell Checkers
    8. Exercise: Using Spell Checkers
    9. Using Grammar Checkers
    10. Exercise: Using Grammar Checkers
  9. Writing Styles and Tone
    1. Formal Business Writing
    2. Exercise: Formal Business Writing
    3. Informal Business Writing
    4. Exercise: Informal Business Writing
    5. Diction
    6. Exercise: Diction
  10. Writing Clearly and Concisely
    1. All-inclusive Language
      1. Salutations in Letters
      2. Pronouns
      3. Names and Titles
      4. Gender-free Language
    2. Including Everyone for the Sake of Gaining Buy-in
    3. Exercise: All-inclusive Language
    4. Getting to the Heart of the Message
    5. Exercise: Getting to the Heart of the Message
    6. Omitting Unnecessary Words
    7. Exercise: Omitting Unnecessary Words
    8. Jargon
    9. Exercise: Avoiding Meaningless Phrases
    10. Using Paragraphs Correctly
      1. Expository Paragraph
      2. Persuasive Paragraph
      3. Descriptive Paragraph
      4. Narrative Paragraph
      5. Paragraph Length
    11. Exercise: Using Paragraphs Correctly
  11. Major Functions and Forms of Business Writing
    1. The Three Major Functions of Business Writing
    2. Forms of Business Writing
    3. Preparing to Write
    4. Knowing the Subject
  12. Writing and Communication Guidelines
    1. Consider Your Audience
    2. How Much Information to Include
    3. Anticipate Questions
    4. Formal vs Informal Writing
    5. Use Appropriate, Nondiscriminatory Language
    6. Use Bullets, Numbering, and Formatting
    7. Communicating Effectively
  13. Email and Instant Messenger
    1. Email
      1. The Message
      2. Email Do's and Don'ts
    2. The Electronics Communication Privacy Act of 1986
    3. Instant Messenger
      1. IM Statuses
      2. IM Do's and Don'ts
  14. Letters, Documents, and Proposals
    1. Letters and Documents
      1. Anticipating Audience Response
      2. Choosing the Right Tone
      3. Business Letter Format
    2. Proposals
      1. Determining the Desired Outcome
      2. Writing an Executive Summary
      3. Using Informative and Persuasive Techniques
      4. Using Visuals
  15. More Writing Tips
    1. Organize the Information
    2. Chronological Paragraphs
      1. Compare-and-Contrast Paragraphs
      2. Cause-and-Effect Paragraphs
      3. Problem-Solution Paragraphs
      4. Relationship Paragraphs
      5. Choosing the Organizational Model
    3. Delivering Negative Information
      1. Writing an Introduction
      2. Buffering the Negative News
      3. Providing a Remedy, Lesson Learned, or Course of Action
      4. Concluding the Message
    4. Reading What You Wrote
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