This combination of BWC350 and BWC110 is ideal because BWC350 teaches the best practices for writing clear, effective business email and BWC110 focuses on the grammar skills you need to learn. Tuition is discounted from the $640 for the courses taken individually to $595. You have four months to complete each course, meaning you have a total of eight months to complete both.
BWC350 Writing Effective Workplace E-mail
The Writing Effective Workplace Email course will teach you how to write clear, well-organized e-mail that has the impact you want, motivates your readers to respond as you expect, and accomplishes your business objectives. It presents a highly structured approach to writing email that you can apply to all e-mail and memos.
You will read the core lessons teaching you how to write email that produces results. As you read the lessons, you will write and submit e-mails. Your instructor will evaluate the e-mails, commenting on your use of all writing skills as well as those taught specifically in the online e-mail writing course.
As with the other Business Writing Center courses, the course has online lessons like the lectures in a college course. The materials contain many examples and easy-to-understand explanations. It is self-pacing, so you decide when to work. You send assignments to your instructor attached to an email. Your instructor will evaluate your writing, comment on how well you have learned the skills, and coach you through learning any skills you haven't mastered.
BWC130 Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English
The Individualized Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English course is for people who have a good command of the English language, but have basic usage problems resulting from speaking English as a second language. The course is a tutorial. Your instructor will evaluate samples of your writing, identify errors in language, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure, show you how the text should be written, coach you through learning the skills, and evaluate your learning as you progress through the course. The course gives you the focused training you need to write correct business English.
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.
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, giving you a total of eight months, so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the eight-month period.