You want your email writing, report writing, and letter writing to be as correct as you can make them for three reasons:
If you send out email, letters, or reports that contain writing errors, your team members, managers, clients, and vendors may believe you’re uneducated, unintelligent, careless, or incompetent.
This writing training will teach you to proofread email writing, report writing, and letter […]
You may use any of the following business writing tests or have your staff use them. The Business Writing Center also does a free evaluation of a business writing sample to help you decide on the best courses for you or your staff.
The business writing tests include tests in confusing word pairs, the 25 most commonly misspelled words, spelling California cities, general spelling, active and passive voice, subject/verb agreement, pronoun agreement, commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, apostrophes, abbreviations, and other business writing rules.
Numbered lists and bulleted lists help readers see and understand the list items easily. When lists are embedded in paragraphs, the items are jumbled together in a mass of words.
However, text that does not have a recognizable set of items is clearer when the writer keeps the text in paragraphs. This explanation will help you decide when to put text into bulleted or numbered lists and when to keep it in paragraphs. Follow these three steps:
- Name the sections of your documents.
- Decide whether the section contains items that pertain to that key term or key […]
This article will teach you how to write strong, active sentences by changing passive voice sentences to active voice. Active voice makes writing clearer and stronger because the writer includes the actor before the action. Take the Pre-test
Definition of active voice
English verbs have two voices: active voice and passive voice.
In active voice, the person acting is clear: “The manager wrote the report yesterday.” The person acting is the manager.
In passive voice, the person acting isn’t specified: “The report was written yesterday.” It could have been written by the secretary, the […]
Enrollments in the online business writing courses are the strongest indicator of which online writing courses are evaluated well by graduates. These are the 10 highest ranked online writing courses from the 45 Business Writing Center courses.
Much business writing includes difficult or archaic words and phrases people do not use in everyday speaking, such as “cognizant” instead of “aware,” “initiate” instead of “begin,” and “endeavor” instead of “try.” The writer feels the difficult or archaic words are more businesslike and show the writer’s intelligence. Using common, everyday words feels to them […]
Researchers studying methods of training writers know the most successful way to teach grammar. It was stated by the National Council of Teachers of English in a position statement: