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Business Writing

This course is a part of Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation, a 4-course Specialization series from Coursera.

Writing well is one of the most important skills you can develop to be successful in the business world. Over seventy companies and twenty thousand students--from professional writers to new employees to non-native English speakers to seasoned executives--have used the techniques in Business Writing to power their ability to communicate and launch their ideas. This course will teach you how to apply the top ten principles of good business writing to your work, how to deploy simple tools to dramatically improve your writing, and how to execute organization, structure, and revision to communicate more masterfully than ever. From the very first lesson, you'll be able to apply your new learning immediately to your work and improve your writing today. Your ideas are powerful. Learn how to deliver them with the clarity and impact they deserve. "Thank you for giving me the knowledge I need in life. [Business Writing] was helpful, life changing, and has made a huge impact in my writing." -- Message from a Business Writing student The principles you'll learn in this course enable you to become a great business writer. They also provide the foundation for moving into Graphic Design and Successful Presentation, so that you can unleash your best professional self whenever--and however--you present your ideas in the workplace.

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Rating 4.8 based on 169 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Apr 29 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Quentin McAndrew
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Business Essentials Leadership And Management

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business writing in 27 reviews

If you want to improve your business writing skills then this course will help develop those skills significantly in a short duration of time.The instructor is very passionate;the lectures are carefully planned, and the learning experience is rewarding.

this subject is so much interesting for those who are willing to improve their business writing take it as soon as possible!

The design and organization sections are something I haven't seen in prior business writing courses, and the grammar refresh was a part of the course I felt valuable, if only to dust off some cobwebs.

I would encourage anybody looking to become more adept at a full suite of business writing skills to consider taking this course.

It was a surprise to me that in business writing, i would have to simplify my writing but overall its a good class and teaches so much about becoming a better writer.

I completely gained a real knowledge which make me able to understand a lot about business writing .

Love it good luck Usefull course The business writing course is very good.

It gives simple but usefull tips on how to improve your business writing.

very useful in 9 reviews

It's a very useful course.

Very useful.

Very useful business writing techniques.

Very useful and easy to understand.

Very useful Well taught and great content .... what you learn is very useful, especially thanks to practical exercise tests Kudos to Quentin and team.

basic but very useful skills and tips.

Very useful to improve business skills, well structured and practical.

easy to follow in 7 reviews

I really enjoyed the course as it was easy to follow, to the point, no nonsense.

It was incredibly informative and easy to follow.

Very concise and easy to follow.

Great experience, easy to follow yet impactful course.

It was really easy to follow.

The course is easy to follow and provides practical tips to improve your writing.

The format that used to deliver the subjects was direct and easy to follow.

recommend this course in 5 reviews

I highly recommend this course.

Would recommend this course to all those new to the field of business, be they students or professionals.

This is very good specialization course on effective business writing got to know many insights on how important is the business writing is our day-to-day life.Enroll for it...worth learning I picked up many useful skills and highly recommend this course to managers at any level.

I recommend this course to everybody, it is dynamic, interesting and fun.

I would like to recommend this course to all those, who want to be a good writer for the Business.

so much in 5 reviews

I've honestly learnt so much, and improved myself.Thanks Quentin, you were great.

There is just so much that is condensed into the course without sacrificing quality.

Where writing is all about Quality not Quantity.Big thanks to Dr. McAndrew, Very good and useful course for everybody who want to improve their writing skill.Thanks so much.

recommend it in 5 reviews

I strongly recommend it!

Really an exciting course, i recommend it to everyone, who needs I really enjoyed this course and the basics taught is a great starting point to doing a good design.

Highly recommend it to everyone.

I totally recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their writing skills.

I would strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to get his message across effectively and efficiently at work.

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Writing Tutor: College of Business & Economics $42k

Business Communications & Writing Instructor $46k

Business Writing and Communications Instructor $49k

Writing Instructor Manager $51k

Assistant Editor, TED Ideas $55k

Writing Tutor, Business Writing Center $56k

Writing Analyst $60k

Editor, TED Ideas $69k

Business Writing Adjunct Professor $70k

Technical Writing/Business Analyst $82k

Senior Editor, Moving Ideas Network $91k

Associate Writing Professor $126k

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Rating 4.8 based on 169 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Apr 29 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Quentin McAndrew
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Business Essentials Leadership And Management

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