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This is a good education lesson. I learnt a lot and gained better ways of writing business letter. The Professor that handled the presentation did well but need to focus only on formal and the elements of business letter that are still relevant. I would also advice that the assessment should be in bits since it is a large module for each section. He also needs work on presentation skills.

He spent most of the time simply reading the slides or looking at his notes. In part 2 he spent the majority of the time discussing how to format the date and which form of address to use. I feel that all of the material was covered in a better fashion in the reference PDF. I would have like to have a quiz or mini quiz given after each covered module. This way you could practice what you learned along the way instead of trying to study large chunks of information all at once. Also ,it would have been more beneficial to have large chunks of information broken down into smaller parts.

In any event I learned and a lot and would definitely recommend this course to others. Keep me logged in. How about "comprised" and "composed"? Why is this sign you commonly see at checkouts wrong: For each item, choose the word you believe is correct for the sentence. After you select words for all of the sentences, your score will appear, along with the correct choices. Link to the confusing word pairs test. You and your staff may freely use this searchable reference to usage and style rules.

It includes rules for correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, style, and sentence structure. Link to the index. Business writing is full of passive voice, in which the writer doesn't specify the actor or puts the actor after the action.

That makes weak sentences and can cause confusion. Write sentences in active voice, in which you state the actor before the action. This test of your knowledge of active and passive voice sentences will help you learn about your ability to write in the active voice. A short training session will help you learn how to change passive voice sentences to active voice.

Link to the active-passive voice test. Link to the test Commonly Misspelled Words Do you write "accomodate" or "accommodate"? Link to the test Correct Comma Usage A sample lesson the Center uses in our grammar courses is available for you or your employees to use.

Confusing Word Pairs When do you use "affect" and when "effect"? Link to the confusing word pairs test Grammar Index You and your staff may freely use this searchable reference to usage and style rules.

Link to the index Active-Passive Voice Business writing is full of passive voice, in which the writer doesn't specify the actor or puts the actor after the action.

Link to the commas lesson Confusing Word Pairs When do you use "affect" and when "effect"?

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The Business Writing Assessment measures your ability to write clearly. Employers want their employees written communication to be direct, grammatically correct and easy to read. Components of the test include sentence structure, mechanics, grammar, word usage, tone and word choice, organization and focus, and development of ideas.

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26 Common Writing Errors. This sentence is incorrect: "The jury was at odds over the verdict." Do you know why? You may take the free quiz of the writing problems business people commonly display.

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The Business Writing Assessment. Workplace writing needs to be clear and free of distractions such as poor grammar, misspellings, and extraneous information. Sample Assessment: Email Evaluation This assessment involves using a table to critique and rewrite a pair of related emails. Note that it is important for you to critique each element in the table and that you recognize that .

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May 25,  · In this free online course Business Communication Writing, learn to write in a clear, concise, and efficient manner in a modern business environment. Test Your Basic Writing Skills by Patricia Schaefer Last Updated: Mar 13, Do you think you’re pretty good at spelling, punctuation and grammar? Many business people do, but the truth is there are some common mistakes that .