Successful communicators know that effective writing is essential in a variety of professions. You will develop your writing skills through working on correspondence, such as letters, memos, and email; as well as summaries, reports and/or proposals. Topics include: composition, writing clearly, grammar, sentence structure, writing across cultures, and ethical writing. Ample opportunity for writing is available through exercises and assignments, and feedback on your writing is provided by peers as well as by the instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Write a variety of workplace documents
- Apply basic grammar, sentence structure and punctuation in workplace writing
- Identify and demonstrate simple and clear writing
- Demonstrate concrete and direct written language
- Describe and apply ethical writing guidelines.
NotesPrevious course names/numbers: Business Writing Basics (BMC 113) and Professional Writing Basics (WRI 130)
This is not an introductory writing course. Opportunities to practise grammar, punctuation and mechanics are provided; however, specific instruction in these basic skills is not the focus of the course.
Applies Towards the Following Program(s)
- Certificate in Change Management : Optional Courses
- Professional Writing Certificate specializing in Business and Technical Writing : Core Courses
- Professional Writing Certificate specializing in Marketing and Public Relations : Core Courses