Business Writing Course Outline

Module One: Constructing Paragraphs

  • The Basic Parts
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Organization Methods
  • Writing Effective Topic Sentences
  • Communicate What Your Reader Needs to Know
  • How to Use Linking Words and Phrases in Sentences and Paragraphs​​

Module Two: Business Letter Format

  • The Basic Structure
  • Types of Letters​

Module Three: Business Email Format

  • The Basic Structure
  • The Importance of Subject Lines
  • Proper Use of Bullet Points
  • Powerful Openings and Closings

Module Four: Creating Effective Business Letters and Emails

  • Identifying Your Reader’s Needs and Expectations
  • 3 Different Types of Emails
  • Writing Effective Emails
  • Techniques for Achieving Clarity and Precision in Business Writing
  • How to Write a Sales Email
  • How to Write a Proposal Email
  • How to Write an Executive Summary 
  • How to Get Meetings and Say No Gracefully
  • How to Get People to Respond to Your Emails​

Module Five: Proofreading

  • ​Techniques for Editing and Proofreading the Final Version