Previous Title: Writing for the Canadian Workplace: Advanced Topics
Take on more complex communication scenarios in this advanced course. Working with your instructor and in peer groups, gain strategies to write purposeful and effective emails, letters, reports, proposals and other complex documents.
Learn how to analyze challenging employer and client communication tasks, and discover different approaches to addressing business, technical and non-technical audiences.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- analyze writing contexts, target specific audiences and use strategies to produce clear, purposeful business and technical writing
- follow a structured approach to planning, drafting and revising your documents
- project a strong professional image for yourself (and your organization)
- read to analyze, synthesize and apply information
- learn to write for social media, emails, memos, letters, reports and proposals
- convey complex information—both negative and positive—clearly
Please note: You should have experience writing a variety of business communications before taking this course. You may wish to complete Writing Well for Business first, but it’s not a prerequisite.
Week 1: Understanding the Communication Process
Week 2: Applying Advanced Writing Techniques
Week 3: Writing Effective Emails, Memos and Letters
Week 4: Analyzing Complex Information; Writing Proposal and Reports
Week 5: Writing Persuasively
Week 6: Editing and Finalizing Your Documents; Providing Feedback
This course is 100% online and instructor supported. Every week, your instructor releases a new lesson that includes materials such as class notes, articles, readings and resources, as well as your assignment for the week.
Discuss assignments and receive feedback during optional weekly live Zoom sessions, which take place Tuesdays 6–6:40pm Pacific Time.
Online materials will be available for three weeks after the course ends, after which time you will no longer be able to access the course.