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.