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Communicating to Succeed: Business Writing


What you’ll learn

  • Understand common grammar and punctuation mistakes
  • Create topic sentences
  • Use an active voice vs. passive voice
  • Identify using the right word vs. the best word
  • Understand reader-focused writing
  • Writing to advocate or persuade
  • Develop different types of business letters
  • Write memos, reports, executive summaries, and presentation slides
  • Determine when to use formal or informal emails

This course is taught online, students are provided with:

  • Online, interactive content and exercises
  • Review questions, self-check, and final assessment
Quiz Format Online
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Quiz 25
Passing Grade 60%
Attempts Allowed Unlimited
Enrolment Period 6 months

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

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National/Provincial (Excluding Quebec)
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Quebec (IQPF/CSF)
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