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Business Style of Writing


Content is king in business communication – and has even evolved into its own style of writing. Learn how the business style of writing enables writers and readers to understand each other without ambiguity. Very little grammar will be discussed, because business communication style simplifies grammar. The information is also highly relevant to people doing technical writing.


This course will present students with information about the following:

  1. Ideal sentence structure
  2. Sentence word count
  3. Word choice
  4. Limited variation on sentence structure for interest
  5. Word position used for emphasis in a sentence
  6. Headings as guide posts for readers
  7. Bullet points to conserve prose
  8. Tables and figures
  9. Tone or how to elicit response from readers
  10. Editing your own writing
  11. Readability tests

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply sentence and small paragraph structure for all business writing
  • Know how to use visual clues (headings, bullets, tables and figures) to clarify your business writing

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This program can be applied toward the:

Thu., Sept. 3
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Judy Steininger
$345: Register by Thu., Aug. 20
$395: Register on or after Fri., Aug. 21 Discount Available
Enrollment Limit: 30
Program No. 5050-8182
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For more information, contact:
Jan Allen, Director, Business & Management,, 414-227-3219, 888-947-9947


Spring 2015 Business Programs Catalog

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