English | for Effective Business Writing

This course aims to improve your Business English writing skills by developing your use of vocabulary, grammar, understanding of different business writing genres, and your ability to write professional business documents. Skills learned in this course will be used in the cross-cultural communications course and help prepare you to produce the professional business documents in the Capstone project.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

- write business emails
- write an executive summary
- write persuasively in English
- adapt content to purpose, context and audience
- use appropriate style and tone of writing for business purposes

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Week 1-Before we start

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Objectives and outcomes
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Introduction to our Specialization
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How this course is organized
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Learning how to learn
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Online-resources-for-learning-vocabulary
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The HKUST grammar guide

Week 2-1.Content

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Objectives and outcomes
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Business writing genres
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Business letters, memos and emails- The basics
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Report writing
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The writing process, part 1

Week 2-2.Language

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Objectives and outcomes
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Vocabulary List
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Commonly Confused Words
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Challenging grammar- -ing vs. -ed
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Sentence pattern you should know #1

Week 3-1.Content

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Objectives and outcomes
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Effective emailing
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Context and directness
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Writing to persuade
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Rhetorical devices
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The concept of kairos
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The writing process, part 2
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Peer-review practice
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Sentence pattern you should know #2

Week 3-2.Language

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Objectives and outcomes
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Vocabulary List
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Paragraphing
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Challenging grammar- Missing verb 'to be'

Week 4-1.Content

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Objectives and outcomes
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Writing memos
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Audience, purpose, tone and style
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Plain English
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Gender sensitive language

Week 4-2.Language

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Objectives and outcomes
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Vocabulary List
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Active and passive voice
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Challenging grammar
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Sentence patterns you should know #3 & #4
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Reasons to use the Passive Voice
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Tone & Style – Avoid using clichés in your writing

Week 5-1.Content

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Objectives and outcomes
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Elements of an executive summary
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General organization of an executive summary
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Presenting data
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Linking ideas
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Sustainable Seafood for a Sustainable Future

Week 5-2.Language

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Objectives and outcomes
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Vocabulary List
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Nominalization
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Connotation
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Challenging grammar- Possessive form
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the prepositional of-phrase
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Sentence patterns you should know #5 & #6

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