Strategic Writing in Business and the Profession: Theory and Practice

Professor: Viktoria Jovanovic-Krstic
Course code: WRR300H1
Format: Lecture/Discussion

About this course

You will learn the theory and practice of effective and ethical communication in the workplace, including business, government, and non-profit organizations. We will focus on how to communicate clearly, concisely, and strategically, with a focus on purpose and process.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to communicate effectively in a professional context.
  • Learn how to analyze audiences and how to articulate your needs and expectations in a purposeful and audience-focused manner.
  • Create effective routine business messages and professional reports through course assignments.

Course highlights

This is a third-year course open to all students interested in learning how to write effectively and accessibly.

A personal note from your instructor

Viktoria Jocanovic-Krstic

Viktoria Jovanovic-Krstic

As an undergraduate student, I wanted to combine my love for the English language with a practical, employable skill, so I studied corporate communications, ultimately working in the business world. I bring to WRR300 the research and the learning that strong, savvy communicators need. You will learn how to prepare effective audience-focused routine messages like emails, and personal branding documents, such as cover letters. Since teamwork skills are a necessary facet of all businesses today, you will also develop these skills, culminating in a professional presentation.

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