Clarity and Conciseness in Business Writing

Individuals, at any level in an organization, who want to refresh or refine their basic business writing skills


Expected Duration
31 minutes

Being clear and concise in business documents and messages isn’t always easy. But it’s essential in the workplace if you want what you write to be read. In this course, you’ll explore techniques you can use to make your writing more clear. Specifically, you’ll learn about the importance of using short and familiar words, appropriate connotations, concrete and specific language, and transitional words and phrases. You’ll also explore tips for being more concise in your writing and best practices for organizing content.


Writing Clearly and Concisely

  • identify examples of guidelines for making clear word choices when writing
  • recognize how to apply guidelines for writing clearly
  • recognize how to apply guidelines for writing concisely to a given sample of business writing
  • recognize the effective use of precise verbs and active voice in a given sample of business writing
  • recognize ways of organizing written text for greater reader understanding
  • identify design elements that can help increase reader understanding of written text
  • apply techniques for writing clearly and concisely





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