The Writing Effective Workplace Email course will teach you how to write clear, well-organized email 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 email 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 emails. Your instructor will evaluate the emails, commenting on your use of all writing skills as well as those taught specifically in the online email 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.
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.
Lesson 2: Use Short, Clear Sentences and Simple Punctuation
Lesson 4: Avoid Clumsy Phrases, Complex Vocabulary, and Stiff Language
Lesson 5: Format for Readability
Lesson 6: Proofread Your E-mails
Lesson 8: Write an Informative Beginning
Lesson 10: Write a Cordial, Informative Conclusion
Lesson 12: Follow Up