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BWC21 Business Writing Skills Self-study (with no instructor)
Tuition: $49.00


The Business Writing Skills self-study course will teach you how to write clear, professional letters, e-mails, memos, and reports. The course materials contain easy-to-understand explanations and a large number of examples so you can learn the skills on your own. It is divided into lessons, like a college course. You have access to the course materials for as long as you want to use them.

The Business Writing Center does not track progress through this version of the self-study course. A variety of the BWC21 self-study course is available in which the Business Writing Center records your completion of lessons. It is BWC21R. If you need certification that you have completed the course, enroll in BWC21R, and the Business Writing Center will notify you or a manager that you have completed all of the lessons.

Because the self-study courses have no instructor contact, you will not receive a graduation certificate. If you want instructor contact and a graduation certificate, you should enroll in BWC210.

Volume discounts are available for multiple enrollments at the same time.

BWC21R Business Writing Skills self-study course with recording progress
Tuition: $69.00


The Business Writing Skills self-study course will teach you how to write clear, professional letters, e-mails, memos, and reports. The course materials contain easy-to-understand explanations and a large number of examples so you can learn the skills on your own. It is divided into lessons, like a college course. You have access to the course materials for as long as you want to use them.

The Business Writing Center will record your completion of lessons and notify you or a manager that you have submitted the forms showing that you completed all of the lessons.

Because the self-study courses have no instructor contact, you will not receive a graduation certificate. If you want instructor contact and a graduation certificate, you should enroll in BWC210.

Volume discounts are available for multiple enrollments at the same time.

BWC95 Business Writing Essentials
Tuition: $147.00


The course contains the essential training provided in BWC210 Business Writing Skills, but with no practice activities, fewer lessons, and one less writing examination for instructor feedback and coaching. The course teaches the essential best practices business people must know to be able to write clear, effective, professional business documents, including e-mail, memos, letters, and reports. It teaches a structured approach to writing that makes writing easier and guides readers through the content. Graduates report that they receive high praise for their writing, and other employees begin to copy their style.

The instructor evaluates three writing examinations. As with all other Business Writing Center courses, you have unlimited access to the instructor to ask questions during the course. The instructor evaluates the competency examinations and coaches you through learning skills.

If you take this course with BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials to give you grammar training along with the writing training, the tuition is reduced to $195 for both. Click here to go to the page describing the registration for both BWC85 and BWC95.

Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to two months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. If you take BWC95 and BWC85 together, you have a total of four months to complete the two courses.

BWC210 Business Writing Skills
Tuition: $295.00


The Business Writing Skills course teaches the best practices business people must know to be able to write clear, effective, professional business documents, including e-mail, memos, letters, and reports. It teaches a structured approach to writing that makes writing easier and guides readers through the content. Graduates report that they receive high praise for their writing, and other employees begin to copy their style.

The course contains 12 practice activities and four competency examinations. The online lessons contain clear explanations and many examples. You go at your own pace and submit assignments when you are ready. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on skills learned and skills that still need polish, coaches you through learning the skills, and certifies your competence. You receive a graduation certificate for framing at the end of the course.


Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period.

For a shorter business writing skills course . . . BWC95 Business Writing Essentials - $147

For a more in-depth business writing skills course . . . Explicit Business Writing with Additional Training - $595

BWC220 Explicit Business Writing
Tuition: $295.00


The Explicit Business Writing course teaches the best practices that result in clear, concise, professional business documents. The Business Writing Center faculty have refined the list of skills over the past 38 years of training business writers. The course uses the book, Explicit Business Writing: Best Practices for the Twenty-First Century. The instructor for this course is the author of the book, Dr. Robert Craig Hogan. You will receive a copy of the book as part of your tuition.


Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period.

BWC130 and BWC210 Together
Tuition: $595.00


BWC130 Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English and BWC210 Business Writing Skills perfectly complement each other. The combination provides language and grammar training with training in how to structure clear, effective, professional e-mail, memos, letters, and reports. The courses are more in depth than the BWC85 and BWC95 courses, for nonnative speakers of English who want to improve both language and business writing.

You will send writing samples to your instructor. Your instructor will read each sample thoroughly, identify skills you need to learn, list the sentences with problems in each area with corrections showing how they should have been written, assign readings from the grammar textbook, answer any questions you have about the skill, have you practice the skill, and give you an online quiz containing sentences from your original writing sample that you must correct in ten minutes to be sure you have learned the skills. You will go through four cycles of this work on your writing skills. You have unlimited access to the instructor in the course.

Enrolling in both of these courses at the same time results in a discount on tuition from $640 to $595.

You may purchase the grammar textbook we use from a bookseller such as Amazon.com. However, the textbook is not required for the course. You will use online training materials to learn the skills.

Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period.

BWC110 and BWC210 Together
Tuition: $595.00

BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial and BWC210 Business Writing Skills perfectly complement each other. The combination provides grammar training and training in how to structure clear, effective, professional e-mail, memos, letters, and reports. The courses are more in depth than the BWC85 and BWC95 courses, for business people who want to have thorough mastery of their business writing.

Enrolling in both of these courses at the same time results in a discount on tuition from $640 to $595.

You may purchase the grammar textbook we use from a bookseller such as Amazon.com. However, the textbook is not required for the course. You will use online training materials to learn the skills.


Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete each course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period for each course. Combined, you have eight months to complete the two courses.

BWC225 Explicit Business Writing with Additional Training
Tuition: $595.00


The Explicit Business Writing with Additional Training course is a thorough, in-depth course that teaches all the best practices that business-writing professionals now know create explicit email, memos, letters, and reports. It is competency based, so it teaches the skills to a mastery level. The training is sufficiently thorough that graduates are able to edit others' work and teach the principles. As such, it is suitable for training trainers. We know of no other training program in business writing that teaches these best practices and no other that teaches business writing skills to a mastery level of competence.

The course instructor is Robert Hogan, Ph.D., author of the book, Explicit Business Writing: Best Practices for the Twenty-First Century. The course includes a free copy of the book and teaches all of the best practices explained in the text. It contains 39 activities and 17 competency examination writing samples that Dr. Hogan evaluates. As such, it requires the amount of work expected in a three-credit-hour college course.



Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period.

BWC 625 Customized Business Writing Skills Course
Tuition: $595.00


In the Customized Business Writing Skills course, the Business Writing Center identifies the trainee's needs and develops a course to satisfy the needs. Most often, the course is oriented toward training the person to write a specialized document. The instructor identifies the structure of the document the trainee's company requires, writes the syllabus based on the structure of the document, draws training from the Business Writing Center's 45 courses that will teach the skills the trainee needs, and develops specialized lessons to teach the trainee unique structure and parts of the specialized document. The syllabus can be approved by the trainee's supervisor before the training begins.

After the Center develops the training for the first trainee, it is available to other employees in the company for a tuition of $395 per trainee.