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Adult Online Professional & Personal Development 2021-2022
Take away the key practices you need to develop and hone your business writing communication effectively and successfully. Learn best practices for crafting effective, professional business documents. Find out how to avoid grammatical pitfalls and acquire business writing principles that will be good for years to come.
This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Business Writing.
Unit 1: Writing as a Process
- Audience, Purpose, and Medium
- Outlining for Successful Writing
- Organization Models (Choosing a Model that Works)
- Principles of Business Communication
Unit 2: Written Communication in the Workplace
- Writing Reports (formal and informal)
- Drafting and Revision
- Writing the First Draft
- Constructing Openings and Closings that Work
Unit 3: Writing a Proposal
- Writing for Your Readers
- Writing Effective Content
- Safeguarding Users
- Ethical Considerations
Unit 4: Collaborative Writing and Research
- Research and Team Writing
- Collaborating Across Departments
- Working Through Conflict
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Dionne (Dee) Felix is an experienced educator, mentor, and presenter with experience in instruction, course development, and face-to-face and online education. Dee has conducted highly engaging workshops in business writing, education, and faculty and professional development. She has helped traditional and non-traditional learners transform their approach to, and success in, writing. Dee currently teaches in higher education, both the English and Education disciplines.