Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communications

Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communications

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Business Writing for Communicators

Business relies on written communication, yet much business writing is ineffective, unclear, and confusing. Ironically, this is also true for many professional communicators. This course teaches students practical, template-driven techniques for writing effective versions of the most often-used business documents. Students learn to write specific documents including fundraising and marketing letters, basic RFPs and grants, executive and staff biographies, professional correspondence, letters of agreement, executive summaries, "sell" sheets, and more. In additions, students will receive focused instruction on practical rules for grammar and punctuation. Documents will be taught through lecture and in workshops with interactive, in-class review by the instructor. Students who successfully complete this course will be prepared to produce professional-quality documents vital to the workplace.

Learning Goals:
At the end of this class, Students will be knowledgeable about the elements of important business documents;

Students will be able to recognize and deliver strong writing in a variety of formats;

Students will have strengthened their writing and editing skills;

and Students will have a strong sense of how to write and edit well under time constraints.

Because writing is best learned by doing, students will write and edit in almost every class.

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