Structured Business Writing – eLearning courses2018-11-15T13:20:11+00:00

Transform the way you write

The Structured Writing Method is designed for anybody who recognises that writing in English is a significant part of their professional life. It will teach you a proven method that will make your documents clearer and more concise, properly structured and far more professional.

Business

Writing is one of the most important skills in any office.

Organisations that provide this training can expect their people to become more productive and to produce better argued, clearer and more professional documents.

Universities

Writing is one of the most important skills for any graduate.

Universities can boost employability metrics by delivering eLearning for workplace writing skills for final year students and recent graduates.

Three Delivery Models

Structured Writing Method courses are delivered in three ways

eLearning Only

eLearning Only

This is the ideal choice for companies and institutions needing to upskill many people, irrespective of geographic location. Available as a site licence, or for the individuals in a small team.

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Blended Classroom

Blended Classroom

Many companies recognise how valuable it can be to have one of our trainers spend time with their team.

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Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classroom

Combine the geographical reach of eLearning with the benefits of a trainer focusing on the specific writing needs of your team.

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Training you can trust

We have taught the Structured Writing Method to many of the world’s leading brands.

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Business Writing across all devices

The first part of the method is objective setting. In this business writing course, that means taking a long hard look at what you want to achieve with your document.

  • Objective setting

    By considering what you’re trying to write and who your audience is before you begin, your writing will be much more effective. This lesson introduces the hallmarks of a focused objective and provides guidance on how to achieve it.

Next, getting your messages right is critical for any writing. That’s why it’s such an important part of the Structured Writing Method.

  • Messaging 
    The purpose of writing is to communicate clear, concise, compelling messages. Many documents can add ‘competitive’ to this list. In this lesson, you will learn a tried-and-tested, five-step process for creating compelling and competitive messages.

The method then moves on to structuring. If you can create an effective structure before writing begins, you are far more likely to write a better document, much faster.

  • Structuring with Microsoft Word’s Outline View
    In this lesson, you will learn how to use Microsoft Word’s Outline View  to rapidly and more effectively structure your writing.

The key thing about the Structured Writing Method is that writing tends to be the very last thing you do. After you have worked out your initial objectives, fine-tuned your messages and created the structure, you will find your writing is much more focused and confident than before. But it is still important to look at several ways to improve the crafting of your writing at this last stage.

  • Crafting: writing for skim readers
    People tend to skim read documents. In this lesson, you will learn how to use headings, bullets, boxes and bold text effectively, to make your documents easy and manageable to read.

  • Crafting: engage your readers
    How are you going to hold your reader’s interest if your text is uninspiring and dull? In this lesson you will learn how to engage readers by turning facts into benefits, and writing lively, direct sentences.

  • Crafting: writing with clarity
    Clear documents really impress business readers. Here you will get tips on how to cut jargon from documents and how to use words and sentences that are as short and simple as possible.

  • Crafting: writing with authority
    Writing with authority is important for internal documents. But it can also be critical for external facing documents offering consultative advice. This lesson looks at the particular challenges of such documents and will give you guidance on authoritative structure and language. In addition, it will give advice on when to provide legal caveats and how best to incorporate them.

  • Crafting: grammar and punctuation
    Just as clear writing will impress, so poor grammar and punctuation will do the opposite. This lesson clears up a number of common grammatical queries, and shows the correct way to use punctuation marks such as colons, semi-colons and apostrophes.

  • Crafting: proofreading
    A few silly mistakes in a document can undo all the hard work that has gone into its creation. In this lesson, you will learn ten top tips to help you proofread your writing.

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