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Business Writing


Units: 6


This course focuses on effective writing techniques for professionals. Assignments include a business proposal, an employment letter, a memo, a performance evaluation, and interoffice correspondence. Since writing is a cumulative skill, an emphasis is placed on the revision process through in-class workshops. Students learn to communicate professionally and succinctly using a variety of business formats. 

Learning Outcomes

COURSE OBJECTIVES (using Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy of Learning)

Students will be able to...

Remember: Identify appropriate business formats.

Understand: Demonstrate an understanding of the audience, the purpose, and the message.

Apply: Develop a unified structure, logical connections, and transitional devices; convey professional language, defined voice, and appropriate style.

Analyze: Compare and contrast writing samples.

Evaluate: Complete self and peer evaluations using a rubric.

Create: Produce documents that can be utilized in professional situations.

Prerequisites Description