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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial course and BWC210 Business Writing Skills course 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.
If you enroll in both of these courses at the same time, you will receive 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. You must finish all lessons within the four-month period for each course. Combined, you have eight months to complete the two courses.
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.