Advanced business writing: a taster
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HCS64
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is aimed at students who are confident in the basics of business writing and wish to further enhance their understanding of the language, style and structure in a professional setting.
(For CVs and covering letters, please see the 'Write your CV intensive workshop').
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- You will examine the language and vocabulary used in sophisticated business correspondence.
- You will improve upon examples of business writing.
- You will produce your own correspondence.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Develop your understanding of sophisticated business writing techniques.
- Explore the core elements of style and structure when writing for the workplace.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have a firm grasp of formal writing and an enthusiasm for developing their writing to a more sophisticated level.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This class will consist of presentations from your tutor, pair and group work, writing exercises, reading exercises and class discussion.
All writing courses at City Lit will involve an element of workshop. This means that students will produce work which will be discussed in an open and constructive environment with the tutor and other students. The college operates a policy of constructive criticism, and all feedback on another student’s work by the tutor and other students should be delivered in that spirit.
For classes longer than one day regular reading and writing exercises will be set for completion at home to set deadlines.
City Lit Writing endeavours to create a safe and welcoming space for all and we strongly support the use of content notes in our classes. This means that learners are encouraged to make their tutor and classmates aware in advance if any writing they wish to share contains material that may be deemed sensitive. If you are unsure about what might constitute sensitive content, please ask your tutor for further clarification and read our expectations for participating in writing courses at City Lit.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring a paper and pen for taking notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
All students are invited to join us at Late Lines, our regular performance night for City Lit writers. Students are also encouraged to submit their work to Between the Lines, our annual anthology of creative writing. For the latest news, courses and events, stay in touch with the Department on Facebook and Twitter.