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Instructor-Led, Hands-On Business Writing That Works Training

Course Outline
Business Writing That Works: Plan and Create High Quality Documents
| | ID: SSBWW0 | Course Length: 2
|Module 0: Course Details|
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Understand the Rules of Writing Etiquette and How To Apply Them.
  • Follow Guidelines To Help You Revise, Proofread and Finalize Your Documents with Ease.
  • Prerequisites: Basic Writing Skills
  • Objectives:
  • Understand the Characteristics of a Well Written Business Document.
  • Understand the Steps of the Writing Process and How To Work Through Them.
  • Recognize Writing Styles That Are Appropriate for the Workplace.
  • Learn How To Use Effective Planning Tools.
  • Learn Techniques for Dealing with Writer's Block.
  • Write Strong Beginnings and Endings with Skill and Confidence.
  • Troubleshoot a Document's Organization and Flow.
  • |Module 1: Introduction|
  • The Written Word
  • Course Learning Objectives
  • Personal and Group Learning Objectives
  • |Module 2: Fundamentals Of Business Writing|
  • A Glance At Writing Styles
  • The Path To Clarity and the Elimination of Ambiguity
  • Guidelines for Writing Clearly
  • Wording: Tone and Style
  • Wording: Linking and Transitions
  • The Active and the Passive Voice
  • Exercise: Writing for Clarity
  • Using Sources
  • Cites and Styles of Documentation
  • |Module 3: How To Write Correctly|
  • Common On Rules of Good Grammar
  • Using Parallel Structure
  • Exercise: Parallel Structure
  • Common Business Writing Errors
  • Exercise: Rules of Grammar
  • |Module 4: The Writing Process|
  • The Six Steps of the Writing Process
  • A Word About Writer's Block
  • Editing and Revising
  • Finalizing a Document
  • Determining Purpose, Audience and Scope
  • Gathering Supporting Information
  • The Rules of Evidence
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Creating An Outline
  • Planning Tools: Brainstorming and Mind Maps
  • Exercise: Using Planning Tools
  • Writing a Draft
  • |Module 5: The Nuts And Bolts|
  • Linking Ideas with Logic
  • Exercise: Paragraph Analysis
  • Strategies for Correcting Errors in Organization and Flow
  • How Transitions Work
  • Transitional Devices
  • Signs of Poor Transitions
  • Exercise: Transitions
  • Beginnings and Endings
  • Exercise: Beginnings and Endings
  • Guidelines for Writing a Strong Paragraph
  • Troubleshooting Paragraphs
  • |Module 6: The Unsaid - The Unwritten|
  • The Art of Being Polite, Political and Diplomatic
  • What Is Gender-sensitive Language
  • Guidelines for Writing Etiquette
  • |Module 7: Putting It All Together|
  • Using Headings and Sub-headings
  • Exercise: Headings and Sub-headings
  • Formatting Techniques
  • Using Numbered and Bulleted Lists
  • Using Images in Text
  • Using Tables and Graphs
  • |Module 8: Preparing For Print|
  • The Difference Between Editing and Proofreading
  • What To Look for When Editing and Revising
  • Exercise: Stylistic Errors
  • Guidelines for Proofreading a Document
  • Five Steps To Finalizing a Document
  • |Module 9: Pre-assignment Review|
  • Editing, Proofreading and Re-writing Pre-assignment Report
  • |Module 10: Developing A Plan Of Action|
  • Self-assessment
  • Developing a Personal Action Plan
  • Course Evaluation

  • Prerequisites & Certificates

    Basic Writing Skills

    Certificates offered

    certificates provided

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    I would recommend this vendor, with cautions. The course content did not nearly cover everything listed in the course description. The course started late and finished early, the instructor did not follow the course materials at all, and many topics that were supposed to be covered were not. Hopefully they are in the course book and I will be able to work through it on my own. I haven't had time to go through the book yet, and we didn't use it in the course. The material that was presented was good, but the instructor's knowledge was limited.
    Reviewed by 2012
    The Teacher really explained every topic very well and kept us very interested. She was a wonderful teacher.
    Reviewed by 2012
    I registered for the Access level two after already taking the level one last week thinking that it would be a continuation of what I learned in level one. This was not the case, it was all the same material as in level one. I don't understand how this can happen at the same school. I felt that the level two was really a waste of my time and mostly money.
    Reviewed by 2012
    I found there was too much theory. Hard to follow the second day. Should be more theory day 1 and then plenty more exercises Day 2.
    Reviewed by 2012
    Location isn't the greatest, but I had a good instructor, great computers to work with and relevant exercises. I would go back for more courses.
    Reviewed by 2012
    The instructor was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The presentation material and CD was excellent.
    Reviewed by 2012
    Trainer was good. Gave explanation WHY things are done in specific order. Not just "do this, do that"
    Reviewed by 2012
    This is my second workshop with CBIT. The facilities and ammenities offered are exceptional. Administrative staff are very friendly, helpful and eager to assist. Course content and quality of instruction have more than met with my needs and expectations. I am very confident in their ability to provide quality programming and have already recommended them to others in my organization.
    Reviewed by 2011
    Course was fantastic and the instructor very knowledgeable and well organized. Due to a small class size, she was able to customize the course content to meet our individual training needs. In addition, CBIT provided each of us with the complete Org Plus manual which will be very handy as a reference tool back in the workplace. CBIT staff were welcoming and friendly - and served a hot breakfast at 10:00 am! There is also a fridge, microwave and break room avail. Not many great restaurants in the area, so better to pack your lunch. Overall, a great day.
    Reviewed by 2011
    We were provided a cd with a pdf copy of the manual for future reference which is great but no printed manual was provided to refer to during the course - this would have been helpful for learning.
    Reviewed by 2011

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