Advanced Writing Skills

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Explore how to make your writing even better in this advanced writing skills course!




About the Course

Welcome to Advanced Writing Skills! As a writer you want your readers to be sincerely interested and engaged by your writing. If your message has been designed and executed effectively, you can capture your audience's full attention. This is a course for those who already are good writers. Our time will be devoted to writing letters of recommendation, of persuasion, of refusal, or of action, that reflect current word usage and up-to-date formats. You can also learn some basics about writing business cases, proposals, and reports.

Course Schedule

This course is self-paced; you decide the order and progression you’d like to take, allowing you to revisit and review sections in greater depth as needed.

Elements of the course:

  • Practice activities
  • Quizzes
  • A team-player type inventory
  • Reference materials
  • Final assessment

Course Chapters

  • The 4 "C"s of Writing
  • Writing Mechanics
  • Addressing Specific Results
  • Online Business Communications
  • Personal Action Plan

Course Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Produce clear, complete, concise, and correct writing.
  • Use sentence construction and paragraph development strategies for effective writing.
  • Apply advanced writing strategies to address specific business requests.
  • Create effective business cases, proposals, and reports.
  • Document sources that you use in your writing.

Recommended Background

We recommend you take the Business Writing that Works course before taking this course.


Aside from an internet connection, what resources will I need for the course?

No additional resources are required for this course.

Will I get a certificate after completing the course?

Yes! All courses include a final assessment to evaluate your understanding of key course concepts. A certificate of completion will be offered to you if you complete the assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

Why should I take this course?

Each Eppley e-course is designed collaboratively among experienced instructional designers, subject matter experts, and our partner organizations and institutions. The course curriculum includes current information and best practices in the field, and it is recognized by national leaders in parks, recreation, and land management. Not only will this course benefit your career by expanding your knowledge base, but it will also enhance your application and problem-solving skills.

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