Writing Style and Tone

Learning objectives

Know how to use an effective writing style and tone

Course overview

To be an effective business writer, it is essential you keep the reader in mind. Adjusting your writing style and tone to meet the needs of the reader will always work to your advantage. When you do this, your readers will enjoy your document, understand the key points, and most importantly, they'll know what to do. Making a conscious effort to implement a few proven writing techniques will make a difference. For example, readers want simple words and short sentences, instead of jargon and business-speak. While complicated business language may seem to make your document look more important, simple, and easy to read language is always appreciated by all readers. Whether you're writing an email or long technical document, you will practice applying the essential writing techniques to your written communications. You can use the checklist in two ways. First, to remind you of the elements as you write, second as a way to assess the quality of your draft before finalizing your communication. By completing this course, you will know how to use an effective writing style and tone. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute).

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