Effective Business Writing 1

Course Number: COM. 001

Whether you are entering the workforce or already working, this is the course that will help you improve your business writing skills. Topics include principles of grammar, style, and organization. The course focus is the development of strategies that will significantly improve your writing; and you will practise writing letters, memos, emails, and short reports. You will also have the opportunity to introduce writing directly from your workplace into COM. 001.

If the class does not run, students have the option to take COMM 300/ ESL. 300 Business Writing Skills, however, they will still be registered in COM. 001 and will not receive credit for COMM 300/ ESL 300. No final exam will be required.

Note: Students do not take the English Placement Test for this course.

Note: This course can be applied toward the Business Communications Certificate program 09551.

Students who are taking courses on a part-time basis should contact the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences CE Department to enquire about registration into locked courses.

For further information and direction for accessing this course, visit the Open Learning website at or call 416.675.5049.

For further information, contact 416.675.6622 ext. 4122 or

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Full refund less $25 if the request is received in Customer Service and Registration before the second scheduled class for Saturday sessions, and before the third scheduled class for evening sessions.  Exceptions to the refund policy will not be made for students who register late.