Advanced business writing: a two-day taster
Time: 17:30 - 20:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HCS62
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
This ‘taster’ course is aimed at students who are confident in the basics of business writing and wish to further enhance their understanding of language, style and structure in a professional setting. It’s a great introduction to how our full length ‘Advanced Business Writing’ course will be taught.
You will receive friendly, constructive feedback from your tutor throughout. The chance to discuss and share your ideas can be a very useful part of the writing process, helping you develop the style and scope of your writing.
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.
- Set clear objectives for your writing.
- Learn how to best engage your reader.
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.
Sofia is a highly skilled and qualified educator, currently teaching various areas of business and administration specialism, highlighting real life examples and the latest approaches. She studied Business and Computing at Surrey University as well as Sussex University for her teaching qualification. She has over 20 years’ experience in teaching and worked in family run businesses within the catering industry in prestigious areas of London as well as in California. Has also worked in the administrative environment and as a business analyst. She regularly works with staff for the South West London Mental Health services on various quality assurance projects alongside design and auditing of courses for CPD and service users, and delivers talks on an internet platform. Sofia’s approach is highly meticulous while grounded in technique, drive and experience. She is also skilled at assuring each student is able to gain confidence and individualised targets to meet their own learning journey. She looks forward to facilitating you in building your skillsets for your dream career paths.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.