Business Communication

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$69

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StraighterLine online courses
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It's all about you, the student. It’s about providing you with a flexible and affordable college education. It’s about putting you on a straighter line to the exact same quality degree from a top online and accredited college, in the field and ultimately the career of your choice. Whether you are starting on the road to your degree, adding new skills to advance your career, coming back to college after life got in the way, or you just need a couple of courses to graduate, StraighterLine is here to help. StraighterLine was founded in 2009, by Burck Smith as a solution to the rising costs of college education. Burck set out to discover why prices for online courses were the same or higher than those of face-to-face courses. Using relationships with colleges, publishers and policy-makers forged in his 15 years of online higher education experience, Burck created Straighterline, as a way for students to get low-priced, high-quality college credit. To date, our students have transferred 26,000+ StraighterLine credits to America’s top universities for career-focused adults. This year, 10,000 students just like you will take StraighterLine courses before getting their degree and advancing their careers. With 50+ Partner colleges automatically accepting your credits when you enroll, at StraighterLine you never have to worry about credit transfers or course equivalency. Straighterline Memberships: $99 * Purchase unlimited courses for as low as $49 each and save on average $15,000 towards your degree * Membership cost stays the same no matter how many courses you take * Spend efficiently by only paying for your membership as long as you need it * Cancel at any time * Modest one-time per course enrollment fee * Fast-track online courses are self-paced so the savings are up to you * Courses typically take about a month to successfully complete*

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Course Description

Online Business Communication is a practical course that examines principles of communication in the workplace. It introduces you to common formats, such as the memo, letter, and report. It helps you review your writing skills to gain greater mastery of grammar, mechanics, and style. More importantly, it introduces you to the strategies successful business professionals employ for a variety of situations. You are exposed to techniques for writing informational, persuasive, sales, employment, good news, and bad news communications. You gain information on internal and external communication situations, with practice in audience analysis. You also gain information on the technological tools available to business communicators today. You are introduced to the exciting communication possibilities offered by personal computers, cell phones, videoconferencing, desktop publishing, and other cutting edge technology. In essence, it provides y... Online Business Communication is a practical course that examines principles of communication in the workplace. It introduces you to common formats, such as the memo, letter, and report. It helps you review your writing skills to gain greater mastery of grammar, mechanics, and style. More importantly, it introduces you to the strategies successful business professionals employ for a variety of situations. You are exposed to techniques for writing informational, persuasive, sales, employment, good news, and bad news communications. You gain information on internal and external communication situations, with practice in audience analysis. You also gain information on the technological tools available to business communicators today. You are introduced to the exciting communication possibilities offered by personal computers, cell phones, videoconferencing, desktop publishing, and other cutting edge technology. In essence, it provides you with an introduction to the communication skills needed to enter and advance successfully in your business career.
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 11 months ago
It was really good
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6 years, 11 months ago
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6/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 12 months ago
The textbook for the course was not available in electronic format which is inappropriate given that this is a subscription based service. Waiting for the text to come in the mail cost me a week of time which might have added another payment had I not been determined. The power point lectures had good content, but were annoying because the audio did not match the slides. Since you can not read content and listen different content at the same time I had to wait for the audio to stop in order to read the slides. Eventually I just started turning the audio off. The test questions were poorly designed. First, they were all what I would consider to be "trick" questions, in which they were written as confusingly as possible. It seemed as though the designer of this test was looking for ways to fail students instead of testing them on subject matter. I also found 7 questions on the midterm, 5 of which were wrong and 2 that were highly argum... The textbook for the course was not available in electronic format which is inappropriate given that this is a subscription based service. Waiting for the text to come in the mail cost me a week of time which might have added another payment had I not been determined. The power point lectures had good content, but were annoying because the audio did not match the slides. Since you can not read content and listen different content at the same time I had to wait for the audio to stop in order to read the slides. Eventually I just started turning the audio off. The test questions were poorly designed. First, they were all what I would consider to be "trick" questions, in which they were written as confusingly as possible. It seemed as though the designer of this test was looking for ways to fail students instead of testing them on subject matter. I also found 7 questions on the midterm, 5 of which were wrong and 2 that were highly argumentative having multiple correct answers due to the designers penchant for "trick" questions. I had to spend another 2 housr writing down the right answers along with the page number of the text and had to dispute the grade. Information given in the powerpoint lectures and practice tests was not the information students were tested on in the graded exams. Graded exams did not give the correct answers with page references as the practice exams did and you cannot go back into the graded exam after it is taken to see the questions again after exiting. I had to print out the entire test in order to check and have a record of the answers. Since I passed the final I did not print the test and check the answers but if I did, I bet I would find several mistakes in that test as well.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 8 months ago
easy to understand lessons
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 9 months ago
Everything was clear and easy to understand.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 9 months ago
I did not like the written assignments so much, but I understood their purpose.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 10 months ago
I enjoyed the homework practice tests because they helped me understand the material better.
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 11 months ago
I enjoyed the self-pace concept. It made it easy to work around work and drill. I liked that the online instructions were easy and had examples to work through the problems. I liked the option of the SMARTHINKING. I didn't use it because I wasn't struggling with the class material, but I liked that it was available.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 11 months ago
I liked everything.
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10/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 1 month ago
I liked everything. It was very easy to understand what was expected and the concepts were presented well. I learned a lot and can't wait to transfer my course.
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8/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 1 month ago
I liked short quizzes for each topic because it helped refresh my memory.
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10/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 3 months ago
I liked that it was online and at my own pace.
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8/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 4 months ago
I liked that it was self paced
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10/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 4 months ago
I liked that it was self-paced. I have a crazy schedule and needed the flexibility of pacing myself. Also, the writing assignments were something that could be used in the real business world not just another essay.
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10/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 5 months ago
I liked the accessibility of material.
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8/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 7 months ago
I liked the assignments and how you can take them over and over again for review is very helpful.
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6/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 7 months ago
I liked the comfort of doing the exams whenever I wanted.
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10/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 7 months ago
I liked the composition feedback.
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8/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 9 months ago
I liked the flow and the assignments, the online flow was good and the assignments let you be creative
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10/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 9 months ago
I liked the graded assignments. I liked the instructor commenting on my writing and grammar skills. The instructor's comments left on my written paper helped me become a better writer and communicator.
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8 years, 9 months ago
I liked the homework quizzes. That helped me to prepare for the actual graded exam. Thanks!
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8/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 10 months ago
I liked the instant feedback from Joe.
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8/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 10 months ago
I liked the lesson presentations because they were an easy way to absorb the information.
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10/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 10 months ago
I liked the lessons on report writing. I know they will contribute to my future work.
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6/10 starsCompleted
8 years, 11 months ago
I liked the narrative lesson presentations
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8 years, 11 months ago
I liked the relevant information
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10/10 starsCompleted
9 years, 1 month ago
I liked the speed of it.
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9 years, 1 month ago
I liked the variety of topics.
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6/10 starsCompleted
9 years, 4 months ago
I think that the grading time for written assignments is a little lacking in timelyness. Waiting over a week for 3 papers is way too long.
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10/10 starsCompleted
9 years, 4 months ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the written assignments and the usage of Smart Thinking. The tutors provided feedback that enhanced my assignments and to receive the grade that I was hoping to accomplish!!!!!
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