Business Communications Suite

Business Communications Suite

In order to succeed in the workplace, you must have strong communication skills. In this Business Communications Suite, you will learn how to improve your grammar and master the fundamentals of writing and how to translate these skills into good business communication. After completing the series, you will have the skills to communicate in professional settings more confidently and effectively and in your personal life.

72 Course Hrs

  • Details
  • Syllabus
  • Requirements
  • Instructor

Details

Communication is considered one of the most important soft skills in the workplace. This online writing course bundle will help you improve your grammar, master the fundamentals of writing, and translate these skills into strong business communication.

In Writing Essentials, you will become the stellar wordsmith you always wanted to be. Strengthen your understanding of writing mechanics, so you can excel at both formal and informal communications.

Improve your business communication skills with Effective Business Writing. Learn how and why to use the specific phrasing, tone, and strategies when communicating in the workplace.

Grammar Refresher will help you develop and improve your English grammar skills. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, and foundational sentence construction.

Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Moderated
Course Code: BC9698
Start Dates*May 15 | Jun 12 | Jul 17 | Aug 14
*Choose start date in cart
$499.00 USD

Syllabus

  1. Writing Essentials
    1. Writing: Your Dynamic New Tool
    2. Words: Picking the Right One
    3. Spelling: Tips and Practice
    4. Usage: Which Word Goes Where
    5. Sentences: Writing Them Effectively
    6. Ending Punctuation: When, Where, and Why
    7. Commas: Mastery at Last!
    8. Semicolons, Colons, and All the Rest: A Quick Review
    9. Paragraphs: How They Help You Communicate
    10. Formatting: Tools and Tips to Help Your Content Shine
    11. Writing for Electronic Media: Quirks and Characteristics
    12. Putting It All Together: Writing Well!
  2. Effective Business Writing
    1. Writing as Problem Solving
    2. Why Write and Who is Your Reader?
    3. Benefits You Can Offer Your Reader
    4. Sequencing Your Ideas and How to Write Your Ending
    5. Revising, Formatting, Editing, and Proofreading
    6. What Words to Take Out
    7. What Words to Put In
    8. Strategies for Good Spelling and Punctuation
    9. One Easy Grammar Lesson
    10. Getting the Tone Right
    11. When You Have to Say No
    12. On Email
  3. Grammar Refresher
    1. Using Nouns, Pronouns, and Adjectives
    2. Using Verbs and Adverbs
    3. Using Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections
    4. Capitalization and Punctuation
    5. Commas
    6. Sentences
    7. Plural and Possessive Words
    8. Difficult and Confusing Words
    9. Phrases
    10. Agreement
    11. Common Sentence Problems
    12. Becoming a Better Writer

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, this course bundle teaches American English grammar. If you are an ESL learner who isn't yet fluent in written and spoken English, consider enrolling in Grammar for ESL Students.


Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor

Ann Linquist

Ann Linquist is a continuing education instructor on college campuses, at corporations, and with non-profit organizations. She has helped thousands of adults learn to tackle their writing tasks with enthusiasm. Having written everything from novels to newsletters, articles to ad copy, Linquist is able to address the writing needs of each individual.

Curt Simmons

Curt Simmons is a best-selling author, trainer, and multimedia expert. He holds degrees in English and communication studies and has more than 10 years of experience teaching English and writing. Additionally, Simmons has authored numerous books on a wide variety of technology topics and has been a technical editor for numerous other titles.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.