Course description

Develop and refine your writing skills to meet the challenges of a professional workplace environment. Learn how to write clear, concise and dynamic emails, letters and reports with competence and ease. Review common grammatical mistakes, style principles, document design and editing basics.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and use a range of pre-writing strategies: clustering, brainstorming and free writing
  • Write with an appropriate focus on purpose, audience, context and tone
  • Identify and apply the key principles of style: clarity, energy, brevity and flow
  • Recognize and use correct grammar and punctuation
  • Write reader-centred emails, letters and short reports
  • Eliminate wordiness in text
  • Explain the importance of developing strong lifelong writing habits
  • Apply basic principles of layout and design
  • Identify helpful and practical print and online resources 
Select a section to register
Section title
Effective Business Writing
ON - Online
Oct 21, 2024 to Nov 25, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery options
Course Fee(s)
TXT2 non-credit $459.00
Reading List / Textbook

Good Writing is Good Business, Chandler, M., 2017, Green Fuse Inc.

Available at https://goodbusinesswriter.com/shop-for-book/ 

Section Notes

•   This is an online, asynchronous course; it is not an independent study course. There are set due dates for graded and non-graded assessments and students are required to actively participate throughout the course via discussion and other activities.

•   Before your course begins, ensure your MyMRU account is activated. Step-by-step instructions for account activation can be found here. Once you have activated your account and have your MyMRU login information, you can log into your MRU Google account using your @mtroyal.ca email address and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Help with your Google account can be found here, and help setting up MFA can be found here.

•   Course content will be available on the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) 3 days prior to the start date of your course. You must be logged in to your MRU Gmail account to access D2L Brightspace. Your instructor will be available on the course start date.

•  Review our Student Information site for additional information about forms and policies, campus maps, parking information, technical support, and more.

•  For questions about this course or other information, contact cebusiness@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.6861 / 1.888.392.3655 toll-free.

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