Learn the craft of writing sentences

with Mary Morel

This course is an extract from the Business Writing course.

In this course, you'll learn through videos, reading information, quizzes, podcasts and activities. You'll also receive comprehensive e-books on sentences and words for future reference. Each lesson is bite-sized, so you can dip in and out when you have a few minutes to spare.

The principles in this course apply to all types of business writing, including reports, memos, proposals and emails.

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to improve the professionalism of their business writing.

Many organisations buy an annual licence for their employees. Contact me if you'd like to learn more (details below).

Learn how to engage your readers

Make your sentences effortless to read

The right words in the right place

What you'll learn

  • Understand sentence basics

    When you have the tools to analyse sentences, you can look at your own sentences more objectively.

  • Write clear sentences

    You'll learn techniques to write concise, well-structured sentences that are easy to read and understand. The course includes a section on choosing words with care.

  • Assess your own sentences

    Everyone has their own individual writing style and areas they can improve. When you assess your own sentences, you will refine your sentences and improve your writing.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome

    • Download guides and glossary

    • Parts of speech (video)

    • Sentences (video)

  • 2

    Understand sentence terms

    • Sentence terms

    • Sentence terms (video)

    • Sentence terms (quiz)

  • 3

    Tighten your sentences

    • Tighten your sentences (activities)

  • 4

    Improve your sentence structure

    • Improve your sentence structure (activities)

  • 5

    Active and passive voice

    • Active and passive voice (video)

    • Prefer the active voice (activities)

  • 6

    Choose words with care

    • Choose words with care

  • 7

    Write clear paragraphs

    • Write clear paragraphs

    • Paragraphs (video)

    • Write clear topic sentences (activities)

    • Rewrite paragraphs (activities)

  • 8

    Use lists well

    • Use lists well

    • Lists (quiz)

    • Turn prose into bullets (activities)

  • 9

    Refine your sentences

    • Refine your sentences

  • 10

    Evaluation and next steps

    • References

    • Your feedback

    • Next steps

Price

Australian dollars

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  • $553.00

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What people are saying

5 star rating

Fantastic course!

Rachel Howard

This is an excellent course to teach you the fundamentals of business writing. I will definitely be using what I have learnt to produce better written produc...

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This is an excellent course to teach you the fundamentals of business writing. I will definitely be using what I have learnt to produce better written products at work. The course is very well-structured, in-depth and the quizzes provide great opportunities to test yourself. I would highly recommend this course!

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Business Writing course

Moira Horrocks

Words have power. Mary Morel's welcoming words to this excellent course for those whose career involves the important task of business writing. Business ...

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Words have power. Mary Morel's welcoming words to this excellent course for those whose career involves the important task of business writing. Business writing can be challenging and difficult for some, so Mary's course is the answer to any of those niggly queries that we all suffer from. It is an in-depth writing course that every business person should undertake. Highly recommended.

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Price

in Australian dollars

Mary Morel

Your instructor

I have been working with words all my career as a freelance writer, editor and trainer.

During my career, I've taught thousands of people from a range of organisations, including large corporations, government departments, associations and not-for-profits.

This course is based on my practical experience writing and teaching. I'm always thinking about what works and why in business writing and have developed simple and practical techniques to help you improve your writing.

I believe people who teach writing need to write themselves. I blog regularly and have written three nonfiction books (Promote Your Business, Talk Up Your Business, Write to Govern.)

My qualifications include a BA in English and History, a Diploma of Social Work and a Diploma of Teaching. I am a lifelong student of writing and grammar.

FAQs

  • Does the price include Australian GST?

    The price is in Australian dollars and includes goods and services tax (GST). If you are an international buyer, contact me and I will refund the GST.

  • Do you have a money-back guarantee?

    Yes, I have a 7-day money-back guarantee. No questions asked.

  • Will I receive a certificate at the end?

    Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion.

  • How long will this course take?

    I estimate this course will take 3-4 hours, but I recommend that you do it in several sittings, not all at once. The course is broken into sections to make it easy to dip in and out of.

  • How long do I have access to the course for?

    You have 'lifetime' access. In other words, the course does not have an expiry date. You can repeat the course as many times as you like.

  • My writing skills are quite good. Will I learn anything new from this course?

    Definitely. We never stop learning about writing. This is a chance to take your writing to the next level.

Contact

For more information, email Mary Morel.

Ph: 61 2 9365 7711