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BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials and BWC95 Business Writing Essentials
BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials and BWC95 Business Writing Essentials
Tuition: $225.00


Taking BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials and BWC95 Business Writing Essentials together is the ideal combination of courses containing the essentials of business grammar and the essentials of business writing for busy people. If you want more in-depth training in both grammar and business writers, enroll in the combination of BWC210 Business Writing Skills and BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial, with a discounted tuition of $595. More on this in-depth combination . . .

BWC95 Business Writing Essentials

The Business Writing Essentials course contains the essential training provided in BWC210 Business Writing Skills, but without practice activities and some lessons. The 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 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.

BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials

The BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials course contains an overview of all of the areas of English usage important to business writers. The course begins with a pre-test to show you how much you know about business grammar at the start of the course. It ends with a post-test to show you how much you have learned. Students normally start with pre-test scores of 30% to 50% and end the course with post-test scores of 85% to 95%.

Each lesson also has a pre-test and post-test to show you that you have learned the skills. The tests are scored immediately so you can see how you did. Your instructor receives a copy of the test to look over and see whether you need any coaching.

For an in-depth grammar survey course with readings from a grammar textbook, pre- and post-tests, and instructor contact, enroll in BWC100 Basic Grammar for Business. For a tutorial in which you work with an instructor who identifies the errors you're making in your writing, teaches you the skills to eliminate the errors, and coaches you through learning the skills, consider BWC110 Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial.

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. All lessons must be finished within the two-month period. If you take BWC95 and BWC85 together, you have up to two months for each course, giving you a total of four months complete the two courses.

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Course Content

BWC95 Business Writing Essentials
Letter and Memo Formats
Prepare Your Notes
Organize the Writing
Introduce the Content
Write Explanations in Blocks
Present Lists Clearly
Write Clear, Complete Explanations
Write Clear, Effective Sentences, Paragraphs, and Words
Prepare a Polished, Correct Final Draft
BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials

Course Pre-test

Lesson 1: Proofreading Principles
Lesson 2: Using Active Voice
Lesson 3: Omissions, Additions, Typos
Lesson 4: Number Accuracy
Lesson 5: Transposition Errors
Lesson 6: Abbreviations
Lesson 7: Word Division
Lesson 8: Number Expression
Lesson 9: Capitalization
Lesson 10: Commas
Lesson 11: Other Punctuation
Lesson 12: Special Punctuation
Lesson 13: Spelling
Lesson 14: Confusing Words
Lesson 15: Subject/Verb Agreement
Lesson 16: Pronoun Agreement
Lesson 17: Using Defined Terms Consistently
Lesson 18: Citing Sources

Course Post-test