About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering how to prepare written messages will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about preparing written messages. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to write, design, revise, and proofread written communications for business purposes
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about preparing written messages
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra business 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 Preparing Written Messages 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 Preparing Written Messages chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any written messages 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 written messages unit of a standard business communications course. Topics covered include:
- Developing an outline for written messages
- Crafting effective sentences and paragraphs
- Tips for creating written communications that are also visually appealing
- Strategies for revising written messages for maximum effectiveness
- Checklist for proofreading written messages
1. 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.
2. Writing Effective Sentences for Business Communication
Business writing hinges on the ability to craft well-developed sentences. Learn about four different types of sentence structures that can be used to build a professional, well-received message.
3. Crafting Strong and Coherent Paragraphs in Business Communication
Employers view the ability to write effectively as a necessary skill. Crafting strong and coherent paragraphs in business communications allows a message to reach the intended receiver effectively.
4. Visual Design of Your Message: Consistency, Balance, Restraint & Detail
The visual design of your message is critical to the successful delivery of your ideas. Consistency, balance, restraint and detail are the four key areas that need to be addressed to allow a professional impression of your work.
5. Revising Your Message for Errors, Conciseness & Readability
The three parts of producing a message are planning, writing, and completing. In the completing stage, it is crucial for business writers to examine their message for errors, conciseness, and readability.
6. Proofreading Your Message for Spelling, Grammar, Accuracy & Clarity
One of the final stages of completing a business message is to proofread the communication for spelling, grammar, accuracy and clarity by completing different review options. Learn how to proofread in this lesson.
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Other chapters within the Business Communications: Help & Review course
- Business Communication Framework
- Spoken & Written Messages
- Communicating Electronically
- Delivering Good & Neutral Tone Messages
- Delivering Bad News Messages
- Delivering Persuasive Messages
- Reporting Process & Research Methods of Business Communication
- Managing Data & Using Graphs in Business Communications
- Organizing & Preparing Reports & Proposals
- Designing & Delivering Business Presentations
- Preparing Job Applications