Effective Organizational and Rhetorical Strategies

Everything your team needs to know about using rhetorical strategies in professional writing.

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When writing in English, writing style varies across settings, audiences, and purposes, just as in any other language. That’s why when you work in or with US corporations, it’s essential to learn a range of rhetorical styles to use in different business settings. In this course, participants will learn paragraph structures that are optimal for business writing and be introduced to a range of rhetorical strategies they can adapt to specific writing tasks.

Choose How to Take the Course:

In our instructor-led, customized onsite workshop, your team of non-native speakers will learn strategies to write documents that native English speakers will find easy to read and understand. The onsite courses are hosted at your facility and offered in one-, two-, or three-day sessions.

Learn more about onsite training here.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize rhetorical patterns
  • Identify variations in strategies across social context, audience, and purpose
  • Compose optimal business writing paragraph structure
  • Understand word choice and sentence structure
  • Interpret and execute writing tasks
  • Recognize a range of business writing styles, including: problem-solution, comparison, process, and more.

In our instructor-led, customized virtual workshop, your team of non-native speakers will learn strategies to write documents that native English speakers will find easy to read and understand. These virtual sessions are offered in one-, two-, or three-hour sessions over time.

Learn more about virtual training here.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize rhetorical patterns
  • Identify variations in strategies across social context, audience, and purpose
  • Compose optimal business writing paragraph structure
  • Understand word choice and sentence structure
  • Interpret and execute writing tasks
  • Recognize a range of business writing styles, including: problem-solution, comparison, process, and more.
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The instructor’s style and the way she engages with the class makes the material enjoyable and applicable. The exercises give the opportunity to work on samples that come directly from your organization. Highly recommended!

Brian B.
- Verified Course Attendee

What To Expect

Before the Course

  • A deep dive by our analysts into your team’s documents
  • A customized proposal that outlines the topics we propose to cover based on this analysis
  • A discovery/planning call to ensure that our plan meets your vision
  • Pre- and post-class assessment (depending on the package you choose)

During the Course

  • In-class exercises that give participants opportunities to apply concepts
  • Breakout sessions in which participants work collaboratively to apply concepts and solve writing problems
  • Examples of your team’s rewritten workplace samples to illustrate concepts
  • Real-time feedback from the instructor on breakouts
  • Micro-learning sessions
  • Socratic discussion
  • Opportunities for participants to ask questions

After the course

Depending which option you choose, your team can expect:

  • Scores on their’ post-class assessment
  • Access to our digital library, which includes short videos, quizzes, and other resources
  • Access to Option 1 of one of our online courses
  • Office hours, so that participants can meet with the instructor, share work, and get personalized feedback
  • Forums, which is a chat room that participants can use to ask questions and get answers from our team of writing professionals
  • Personalized coaching and feedback

Why Improve Your Team’s Business Writing Skills?

Communicating effectively in English as a non-native speaker can be challenging, but isn’t impossible. In our customized workshops, your team will learn the skills to master writing business documents in English.

Clearer Communication

Better Documents

Your team will learn how to write targeted and more concise, precise business documents.

Projects that Meet Deadlines

Learning proven strategies to plan and write any document in English will help your team meet project timelines while producing useful documents.

Increased Efficiency

When your team has the right tools, they’ll write better documents in less time, saving time, money, and resources.