Effective Communication Skills

Writing Effective Business Reports (Updated)

This course provides an overview of writing effective business reports. This includes a discussion of writing with efficiency, sufficiency, and proficiency as well as developing a full range of work-related reports. Additionally, this course addresses how to revise cohesively in order to support the purpose of the report and how to edit skillfully with clarity, conciseness, and correctness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify processes for writing efficiently, proficiently, and sufficiently
  • Recognize ways to write cohesively and develop a full-range of work-related reports
  • Recognize processes to revise cohesively to support the purpose of the report
  • Identify ways to edit skillfully with clarity, conciseness, and correctness

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


Speaker / Author:

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Philip Vassallo, Ed.D. has developed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for a wide range of managerial, administrative, and technical professionals in corporate, government, and academic environments. He has also taught writing and presentation skills on the graduate and undergraduate university levels, most recently for the Beijing International MBA program at Peking University.

He has served as an essay and speech evaluator for the Educational Testing Service on standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Examination, College Level Examination Placement, Graduate Management Admissions Test, and the Test of Spoken English. He also has provided writing coaching and assessment services for numerous corporate employees.

Dr. Vassallo is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, on writing efficiently; The Art of On-the-Job Writing, on work-related writing; The Art of E-Mail Writing, on business e-mail; The Inwardness of the Outward Gaze, on philosophy and teaching; and The Choice Movement and Educational Equity, on education. He also writes Words on the Line, a column and a blog on effective writing. He has contributed to many literary and educational publications, and to books by McGraw-Hill, St. Martin’s Press, and Simon & Schuster. Ten of his plays have been staged in New York and elsewhere, and he has won or been a finalist in several state and national playwriting competitions.

Dr. Vassallo holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Baruch College, a master’s in education from Lehman College, and a doctorate in educational theory from Rutgers University. He is a past president of the New Jersey College English Association.


Price (USD)

Standard: $49.90


Course Code : 99VAS30

Release Date : 09/30/2020
Expire Date : 09/30/2022
Credits :
CPE 2.00
QAS 2.00

Length : 1hr 40min
Course Level : Basic
Course Type : Self-Study
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Communications & Marketing

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