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Sep 18th 2017

Better Business Writing in English (Coursera)

Do you need to write more easily and effectively in English? This course will provide the tools to help you do just that. You will develop your personal voice in your writing. You will develop strategies to plan and produce clear, understandable text.

You will learn and practice specific writing skills to use in different types of business communications including cover letters, mission and vision statements, proposals , instructions and reports. You will organize, design and write clear text for Power Point Productions. Writing skills include how to choose correct noun and noun modifiers; how to choose correct verb forms and tenses; how to write a variety of clauses and sentences.

As you work through the course, you will complete self- and peer-evaluations. Many of the peer assignments will have 2 or more options so that you can choose the best path depending on your current situation. Through a combination of lectures, quizzes, supplementary resources, practice and performance, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to write well in English for your business and professional purposes.


Who is this class for: This course is primarily designed for non-native English users who want to improve their business writing skills in English. The language skills reviewed in this course are mainly targeted for intermediate level. However, there are many items that any non-native English user will find helpful to improve their overall written communication.


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Write to Share and Achieve Your Goals

Learning outcomes: After this module, you will be able to develop your personal voice and increase your accuracy, and appropriateness in written English, and produce a written document which displays your personal voice.

Graded: Simple, Compound and Complex sentences

Graded: Write a Cover Letter OR Company Description/Mission/Vision Statements


WEEK 2

Write a Proposal and Get Results

Learning outcomes: After this module, you will be able to increase your accuracy, and appropriateness in written English and plan and compose a business proposal in English.

Graded: Lesson Review

Graded: Write a Proposal


WEEK 3

Write Clear and Complete Reports

Learning outcomes: After this module, you will be able to increase your accuracy and appropriateness in written English and plan and produce a paragraph style report in English .

Graded: Module 3 Review

Graded: Write a 1-Paragraph Report


WEEK 4

Write and Design Powerful Slides for Powerful Presentations

Learning outcomes: After this module, you will be able to increase your accuracy and appropriateness in written English and write, design and produce a set of clear and powerful presentation slides.

Graded: Module 4 Review

Graded: Create a Powerful Slide Presentation


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