We all know what good writing is. It's the novel we can't put down, the poem we never forgot, and the speech that changes the way we look at the world. Good writing is the memo that gets action, the letter that says what a phone call can't. In Business Writing, the language is concrete, the point of view is clear, and the points are well expressed. Good writing is hard work, and even the best writers get discouraged. However, with practice you can feel more confident about your own writing.

 Business Writing Skills

In this course you will learn about Business Writing Skills and what it takes to be a good written communicator. By the end of this course you should have a much clearer idea of Business Writing and more specifically, you will be able to:

  • Value good written communication.
  • Write clear and concise sentences.
  • Apply these skills in real world situations.
  • Understand the proper format for memos, reports, and letters.
  • Have a clear message/objective in your reports.
  • Eliminate the passive voice, wordiness, and redundancy.
  • Arrange information in a logical sequence.
  • Write clear, simple, straightforward sentences.
  • Follow e-mail protocol.
  • Quickly proofread and edit a piece of writing.

This course is 3 hours long and will cover the following topics:

  1. Business Writing Skills
  2. Introduction to Business Writing
  3. Becoming a Better Writer
  4. Defining the Five C's
  5. Writing Clearly
  6. Writing Exercises
  7. Writing Concisely
  8. Synonyms
  9. Use of Up-to-date Phrases
  10. Avoiding Jargon & Clichés
  11. Making Your Writing Complete
  12. Correcting
  13. Grammar
  14. Word Agreement
  15. Incorrect Sentences
  16. Modifiers In Their Proper Places
  17. Active and Passive Voice
  18. Active Voice Sentences
  19. The Sentence
  20. The Paragraph
  21. Readability Index
  22. What Does the Readability Index Mean?
  23. Courtesy
  24. Practical Language
  25. Word Usage
  26. That & Which
  27. Inclusive Language
  28. Sentence Construction
  29. Correct Parallel Structure
  30. Punctuation
  31. Writing Business Letters
  32. Steps to Writing Business Letters
  33. Parts of a Business Letter
  34. Types of Business Letter
  35. Persuasion Letters
  36. “No” Letters
  37. Report Writing
  38. Organisation of a Report
  39. Layout of Reports
  40. Commonly Confused Elements
  41. Types of Reports
  42. Factual Reports
  43. Persuasive Report & Proposal Packaging
  44. Frequently Misspelled Words
  45. Proofreading
  46. Writing Memos
  47. E-Mail Etiquette
  48. Mastering E-Mail Tips


All learners that successfully complete all required coursework and training for this course will receive a Certificate of Completion from eCPD.ie. This shall be emailed to you after your test scores have been reviewed.

Course Price

€65 per individual.

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