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The Business Writing Skills course teaches the best practices business people must know to be able to write clear, effective, professional business documents, especially email, memos, letters, and reports. Graduates report that they receive high praise for their writing, and other employees begin to copy their style. The course contains 12 practice activities and four writing examinations. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on skills learned and skills that still need polish, coaches you through learning the skills, and certifies your competence. You receive a graduation certificate for framing at the end of the course. Tuition is $295 More . . .
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The Basic Grammar Essentials and Business Writing Essentials courses are for busy business people who want to learn the essentials of business grammar and writing with fewer writing activities. It contains training in only the most important skills a businessperson needs to know to be able to write clear, effective business documents with correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure. The two courses provide the perfect combination of skills, so the Business Writing Center discounts the tuition if you enroll for both at the same time. Tuition for the two together is $195 (discounted from $272 when taken separately).
The Basic Grammar and Writing Skills for Business course contains training in both usage (grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure) and business writing (email, memos, letters, reports, and other documents). The focus is on providing the business writer who has some usage problems with the instruction to make his or her writing clear, effective, and correct. Business people with many basic writing skills problems should take BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial. The training materials include an online index for continued use of the reference tools after the course is finished. Course materials remain online for the duration of the course and after the course is finished. Tuition is $295.
The BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial course is for people who have problems in grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, or sentence structure. The teaching, practice, and tests are based on your own writing. It is highly individualized. You work on only the specific skills you need to learn, at your own pace. You have unlimited access to the instructor to ask questions.
You will send writing samples to your instructor. Your instructor will read each sample thoroughly, identify skills you need to learn, list the sentences with problems in each area with corrections showing how they should have been written, assign readings from the grammar textbook, answer any questions you have about the skills, have you practice the skills, and give you an online quiz containing sentences from your original writing sample that you must correct in ten minutes to be sure you have learned the skills. Tuition is $345 More . . .
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For students who want thorough, in-depth training in usage (grammar, punctuation, spelling, word choice, and sentence structure) and writing skills, the Business Writing Center offers a special combination of the BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial and BWC210 Business Writing Skills course.
In the BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial, your instructor will thoroughly evaluate writing samples and give you study and practice based on your unique needs. You work on the specific skills you need to learn, at your own pace. The BWC210 Business Writing Skills course contains 12 practice activities and four writing examinations. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on skills learned and skills that still need polish, and coaches you through learning the skills. The courses perfectly complement each other, so when you enroll in both at the same time, you receive a discount on tuition from $640 to $595.
The Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English course is for people who have a good command of the English language, but have basic usage problems resulting from speaking English as a second language. The course is a tutorial, so it focuses on your writing to teach you the skills you need to learn.
Your instructor will read samples of your writing thoroughly, identify skills you need to learn, list the sentences with problems in each area, correct the sentences to show you how they should have been written, assign readings from the grammar textbook and online training materials, answer any questions you have about the skills, have you practice the skill, and give you an online quiz containing sentences from your original writing sample that you must correct to be sure you have learned the skills. You have unlimited access to the instructor in the course. Tuition is $345.
A combination of the Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English and Business Writing Skills for in-depth training in language, grammar, and writing skills is available with a tuition discount.
To help you decide which courses will teach you or your employees the writing skills you need, the Business Writing Center will evaluate a writing sample before registration, provide an evaluation of the person's writing needs, and recommend courses that will satisfy the needs.
The evaluation is free. The person is expected to enroll in one of the suggested courses. To arrange an evaluation, send a writing sample to email@example.com with a note requesting an evaluation and course recommendation.
A more formal, in-depth evaluation of a person's or department's writing abilities and needs is also available for $75. Read about the evaluation.
The Business Writing Center developed a complete MBA-level course in writing
Dr. Hogan will comment on all aspects of your writing to bring you to mastery of the best practices we know result in high-quality, clear, professional business documents.
When you graduate, you will be highly proficient in business writing and qualified to evaluate others' writing, edit writing, and teach the business writing skills.
The Center trains corporate and agency trainers, teachers, and professors in how to teach writing skills using Center materials. The materials are then available for the trainer to use with trainees. The trainers interact with Center faculty using
The following online course materials are available for trainers to use as online courses:
The PowerPoint slides, student manual, and textbook for a one-day workshop in business writing are available for trainers.
Most students spontaneously write
This course helped me to improve my writing skills in different areas. In one lesson, we practiced conveying messages in as few words as possible. (Less is more!) I can tend to be wordy, so this was extremely helpful to me. Another lesson focused on skills to relay good news and bad news to the reader. Tenant letters are not always sent with good news messages, so this was useful as well.
I enjoyed this class as well as the previous course I have taken with The Business Writing Center. Dr. Hogan is a great instructor, and I would highly recommend this online class to anyone needing help with their writing and communication skills.
Last week my boss was asked for comments to an interview type situation that was going to be published in a newsletter. I delegated the work out to a person who is responsible for handling this particular program. My boss was not happy with his responses to the interview questions and just gave a couple of clues to what he was really wanting to stress in the response. I got a second person's responses (who also works with the program daily) and had a media person (speech writer type person) edit them. I didn't particularly like them, so I took the media person's version and did my own edit. I submitted the three versions to him: the media person's, mine, and the technician's - and guess which one he picked to be published - MINE!
Thank you so much for your guidance.
As promised, here is a paragraph about the business course that I just completed. I would like to recommend it to others particularly field colleagues.
Do you struggle with writing concisely and clearly? Do you wish you could write better reports and proposals or even emails? Do you wish someone coached you on professional writing? There is something for everyone at the Business Writing Center, based in the USA. They offer online courses for anyone who wishes to improve their writing and communication skills from simple reports to complex technical ones. I did an online course at the Center, and I have appreciated the level of engagement by the coach and the resources I got to make my writing better. There are many people from various organizations listed on the webpage that have taken courses through the Center and have reported significant differences in their writing skills. I hope you will also benefit from it as much as I did.
Indeed, I noticed a great improvement in my business writing skills and I believe it will help me a great deal in future endeavors.
I'm very happy to have graduated considering the work pressure I had in my office. I thank you and your team for the excellent program. I'll definitely recommend it to others.
I didn't remember there being so many rules for Subject/Verb agreement, or I was never taught all the rules. However, I did well on the assignments.
I am proud of this copy and feel that it means more, not just says more.
Before taking the course, I had a look at a couple on offer in this country and went so far as to buy one of them, but the presentation, support, and so on were definitely not value for money.
The trap is not to try to correct the American spelling. You will find that Dr. Hogan is very understanding and patient and is interested in our use of language. As for support, it was good. The marked assignments give commentary on everything you correct plus whatever you miss. Where you make mistakes, you are told not only what should be there, but also why you were wrong.
Questions about the assignments and reading were quickly answered by email and I got the impression that no matter how silly the question might be, there was a friendly, supportive attitude and an interest in clearing up any problems.
I intend to use the skills I have learned. I work in a law firm at present but intend to start doing some freelance work now and build up to the stage where I can take it up full time. I am also thinking about taking the editing course that Dr. Hogan runs. I have had a look at the syllabus and it looks better than those on offer in the UK.
After each session of your course I completed, my confidence grew. I now find myself not worrying so much about my writing ability. In fact, I find myself consciously correcting other managers' grammar. Managers whom I once thought were fantastic writers.
In addition, working with you has given me the confidence to begin to tackle my goal of many years - to complete an MBA.
I am in the process of doing an honors degree management course at the moment (1 year), this is the start. Again, I am seeing benefits in my report writing. The tutor has commented favorably on the format, structure and succinctness of my reports - all down to your helping me.
Without doubt, I will be re-enrolling at some point to work through the reports that I will be writing this year, as soon as I come up for air.
I am attaching the completed test for the final class. Thank you for all your patience, support, and instruction throughout the period. I have learned so much, and I'm so grateful I signed up to take the course. My appreciation!
The courses are all online, with written explanations, many examples, and interactive activities. Each student works with an instructor who is an expert in business writing, with years of experience and advanced degrees. Students go through lessons at their own pace, from anywhere in the world, without having to be online with other students or having to study at the same time. The instructor reads all assignments carefully, writes detailed notes about everything he or she sees that the student needs to know, and coaches the student through improving the writing and learning the skills. Students communicate by email or phone, whichever they prefer.
Graduates of Business Writing Center courses receive a graduation certificate. Instructors are happy to write recommendations or speak to companies or other institutions about graduates' work.
The Business Writing Center has been evaluated by a number of agencies, including Dun & Bradstreet, the Department of Defense, the Florida Department of Health, federal General Services Administration, National Association of Legal Assistants, and others. The results of the reviews have always been highest marks in the quality of the Center's business writing training.
The Business Writing Center has trained staff from a broad range of organizations:
A small sample of the organizations follows:
A Solution, Inc.
A.G.E.S Learning Solutions, Inc.
Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies
Advantage Media Group
Adventist Medical Center
Affinity Federal Credit Union
AGES Learning Solutions, Inc
AirLiance Materials LLC
Akzo Nobel N.V.
Akzo Nobel Nederland B.V.
Al Hokair Group
Alaska Energy Authority
Alfe Heat Treating, Inc.
Allen Press, Inc.
Alliant Techsystems Inc.
Allstate Insurance Co.
Allstate New Jersey
Allzone management services
Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
American Cleaning Institute
American Council of Life Insurers
American Counseling Association
American Family Insurance Co
American Forest Management
American Pharmacists Association
American Society of Crime Lab Directors
AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
Anchorage Women's Clinic
Arc Environmental, Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Argo Group US
Ariella Germinario snc
Arnerich Massena & Assoc
Arrington Schelin & Munsey, P.C.
ASB Real Estate Investments
Ashton Tiffany, LLC
Asset Genie, Inc.
Assn. for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
Assurant Employee Benefits
ATK Aerospace Structures
Autoclaims Direct Inc
Axiom Consulting Partners
Bailit Health Purchasing
Bangor Area Recovery Network
Bangor Savings Bank
Bank of America
Banking and Securities
Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd.
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Robert LLC
Bay Area Medical Academy
Bayada Home Health Care
Beers & Cutler
Benchmark Wealth Management
Bendix CVS LLC
Bercean Luciana PFA
Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant
Best Plumbing Supply
Bettenhausen Dodge Ram
BF Saul Property Company
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough LLC
Black Sea Terminal LLC
Blaine Warren Advertising
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint, P.C.
Bossier Sheriff's Office
Bourke Wealth Management
Boy Scouts of America
BQM Holdings (Trading as NMG Strategic Insights) Pte Ltd
Bridgman Public Library
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brown & Brown Insurance
Burnaby Public Library (City of Burnaby)
CAE USA Inc.
Caisse centrale Desjardins
California American Water
California Department of Personnel Services
California Department of Water Resources
California Employee Disability Department
Canadian Bureau for International Education
Canadian North Inc.
Capital Educators Federal Credit Uniion
Casselberry Fire Department
Catholic Charities Fort Worth
Catholic Health Initiatives
CB&I Federal Services LLC
CCI Learning Solutions Inc.
CCMC Capital Consultants Management Corporation
CDC-TAKENAKA Joint Venture
CEdge Software Consultants
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Chadbourne & Parke
Chain Bridge Bank
Charles Abbott Associates
Chevron Brasil Upstream Frade
Chevron Products UK Ltd
Christopher Newport University
Chubb and Son
City of Cincinnati
City of Ellensburg
City of Gahanna
City of Harvard
City of Mankato
City of Melbourne
City of Palo Alto
City of Renton
City of Shoreline
City of South Padre Island
City of Tallahassee
City of Watsonville
Clarity Solution Group
CLS Bank International
College of American Pathologists
Com Cap Financial Group
Community Living, Inc.
Community Neighbor Bank
Competitive Energy Services
Composite Pipes Industry LLC
Concentric Energy Advisors, Inc.
Concord Municipal Light Plant
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.
Corporate Executive Board
Corrections Corporation of America
Country Oven Bakery
County of San Diego
Critical Path Institute
Crittenton Women's Union
Crossroads Facility Services
CSEA Legal Department
Cyclo Industries Inc
Dallas Fort Worth Airport
Damon S. Williams Associates, L.L.C.
Danat Hotels & Resorts
Darr de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Dart Container Corp.
Defense Acquisition University
Delta Dental of Washington
Department of Defense
Department of Homeland Security
Dept of Interior, USGS
Development Alternatives Inc
Diocese of Norwich School Office
Direct Energy Business, LLC
Divane Bros. Electric Co.
DOI Bureau of Reclamation
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
Double D Inc.
Double R Ventures
Doubletree by Hilton Valley Forge
Doyon Utilities, LLC
Dream Local Digital
DS Writings and Development
Dunleavy & Associates
EarthRes Group Inc
East Texas Council of Governments
ECI Software Solutions, Inc.
Educational Testing Service
Employment and Social Development Canada
Enterprise Bank Limited
Environmental Protection Agency
EnviroTech Services, Inc.
Ernst & Young
Executive Business Services
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Fabica, Inc. @ Pfizer Inc
FARA Insurance Services
FCIP Networks LLC
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Reserve Bank
Federal Reserve Information Technology
Financial Health Center
Financial Service Centers Cooperative, Inc.
First Federal Savings Bank
First Nations Health Authority
Fl United Methodist Children's Home
Florida State Department of Health
Florida Virtual School
Frank Batten School, UVA
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A.
Functional Devices Inc.
G. Shankerdas & Sons Ltd.
Gainey's Concrete Product
Gems On Display
Geometrica de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Gere Consulting Associates LLC
Golden Artist Colors
Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Grant Associates Inc.
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Gulf South Medical Supply
HACC, Central Pennsylvania Community Collete
Healey International Relief Found
Health Strategies Group
and many more