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Professional Writing


Professional writing is a writing style that's clear, concise, and aims to convey information and ideas quickly in the workplace. This type of writing is designed to inform or persuade your reader in as few words as possible.

You'll be expected to write professionally when you communicate with professors, colleagues, supervisors, managers, clients, customers, business partners, and other stakeholders—but how do you know if you're using the right tone for your reader?

In this module, you'll learn basic tips about professional writing, and you'll learn how to improve your writing for common assignments in your program.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, you will:

  • Analyze and identify the characteristics and preferences of the target audience to effectively tailor written communication.
  • Review the major steps of the writing process.
  • Recognize different genres of professional writing.
  • Identify common mistakes when writing across different genres of professional writing.

This module is part of the Academic Skills Hub series from Sheridan's Learning Services; however, this module is not eligible for Co-Curricular Recognition (CCR). Learn more about which modules are eligible on the Hub's Co-Curricular Recognition (CCR) Guide.