About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering business writing preparation material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn how to prepare to write for business. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the goals and techniques of business writing
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business writing (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about how to prepare to write for business
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra writing learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the business writing preparation chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the business writing preparation chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any business writing question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a preparatory unit of a standard business writing course. Topics covered include:
- Goals and techniques of business writing
- How to create an outline
- Creating a connection with your audience
- Adapting your message to audience behavior
- How to accomplish tone and voice in your message
1. Establishing Goals in Technical Writing
It's important to establish goals before you begin writing so that you know who you're writing for and what you're writing about. This video provides suggestions for how to establish goals in technical writing.
2. How to Write an Outline
Whether it's a doctoral thesis or high school essay, outlining is crucial to writing success. This lesson emphasizes the importance of outlines and specifically addresses the three most common outlines for writers to utilize.
3. Connecting With Your Audience Through Writing
Connecting with your audience through writing is a necessity in the work place in order to garner the needed response. Investigating the audience's background and enabling certain steps will position your message to deliver the greatest impact.
4. Analyzing Your Audience and Adapting Your Message: Purpose, Process & Strategy
In order for a message to be effective, it has to be impactful, clear and relatable to an audience. Learn about some key steps to analyzing an audience in order to identity the correct way to deliver and write a message.
5. Understanding the Tone and Voice of Your Message
Understanding the tone and voice of your message is critical to the overall presentation of your written communication. In business, the overall tone should be professional and courteous regardless of whether the message is positive or negative.
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