Effective Business Writing

Target Audience

This course is designed for adult learners with a foundational knowledge of writing and grammar.


You will only be able to access this course for the first 30 days after purchase.

The ability to write clearly and directly is highly prized in organizations. This course focuses on improving business writing. The ideas, techniques, and checklists in this course apply to all forms of business writing: memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and websites. Other topics include formal and informal outlining techniques, how to revise for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy, and jargon, and the appropriate use of email in an organizational setting.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

 Recognize the difference between ineffective and effective writing

 List and define the four major factors of effective writing (clarity, tone, organization, and delivery)

 Recognize the role of the audience in effective communication and the importance of understanding an audience's needs

 Employ formal and informal outlining techniques

 List and recognize techniques for overcoming writer's block

 Recognize the importance and dangers of writing quickly

 Revise for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy, and jargon

 Write more effective emails and recognize the appropriate use of email in an organizational setting

 Employ checklists for organizing, writing, and revising

The suggested number of CEUs for this course are .5, or 5 contact hours.
A passing score of 70% or higher is needed to successfully complete this course for CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.
List Price: $125.00
WEF Member Price: $113.00
Additional Information

Level: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Estimated time to complete: 4-6 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.