Business Writing & Grammar Skills

Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning Duration: 1.0 Day

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In this class, students learn how to use writing to effectively communicate information. Includes material on improving skills by avoiding common pitfalls, adhering to common guidelines, following a standard writing process, developing effective sentences and paragraphs, and understanding basic elements of grammar and sentence structure.


Lesson 1: General Approach to Writing

  • The writing process
  • Word choice
  • Effective sentence guidelines
  • Effective paragraph guidelines
  • Essential tools
  • Document types and formats

Lesson 2: Writing Specific Messages

  • Positive message guidelines
  • Writing opinionated messages
  • Negative message guidelines

Lesson 3: Importance of Grammar

  • Parts of speech
  • Basic sentence formation
  • Sentence classification

Lesson 4: Agreement Rules

  • Subject-Verb agreement
  • Parallel sentence structure
  • Sentence fragments Sentence run-ons
  • Common mistakes

Lesson 5: Improving Sentence Structure

  • Active v. Passive-voice
  • Additional sentence structure guidelines
  • Commonly misused words
  • Common spelling errors

Lesson 6: Punctuation

  • Commas, colons, semicolons, dashes
  • Parentheses, brackets, apostrophes
  • Quotation marks
  • Spelling out words, numbers
  • Capitalization
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