Prime Writing

Prime Writing

The Prime Writing curriculum provides valuable insights and best practices for all levels of professionals who want to enhance their business messages.

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Curriculum Overview

The Prime Writing curriculum provides business professionals with strategies to enhance business messages and thus maximize the impact of their communicational efforts. A systematic approach is presented to help learners develop concise, reader-focused business documents that achieve desired results.

At a Glance

Certification: PDU Credits: 16 PDUs

Download: Curriculum Overview in PDF Format or Curriculum Synopsis in PDF Format

Prerequisites: None

Skill Level: Entry & intermediate level

Target Audience: Professionals who want to enhance their written business communications by effectively addressing audience needs.


Here is a complete informational listing of the courses in the Prime Writing curriculum.

A Process for Business Writing (PW0011)

Duration Course Description
1.5 hrs The POWER Writing Process This course contextualizes all that follows. It outlines the typical concerns of business document readers and introduces the fivestage process for creating reader-based documents.

Plan and Organize Your Documents (PW0012)

Duration Course Description
1.5 hrs Plan Before Writing This course shows how to plan a document by defining the purpose and target audience.
1.5 hrs Brainstorm Before Writing This course teaches the four principles of brainstorming and demonstrates five useful brainstorming techniques.
2 hrs Structure Texts for Clarity This course teaches the strategies behind organizing business documents effectively.

Write for Business Success (PW0013)

Duration Course Description
2 hrs Break Writing Barriers This course provides tips on how to make a positive start to writing business documents.

Evaluate and Revise for Impact (PW0014)

Duration Course Description
1.5 hrs Check Your Writing Style This course helps learners to reduce errors in their writing style.
2 hrs Review Texts Systematically This course provides several strategies to systematically revise your documents.

Key Features

  • 16 hours total learning
  • 7 Courses (12 hours), each including Self Check Assessment
  • Online Resources (4 hours) - Job Aids, Glossary, Recommended Reading Lists, Links
  • Personalized eLearning System account
  • PreAssessment (PrimePath)
  • Mastery Assessment
  • Client Administration
  • Online Mentoring
  • American English

System Requirements

Operating System

Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows (98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10)

Web Browser

Chrome Chrome
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer
Opera Opera

Other Requirements

  • Adobe Flash Player version 9 or higher is required
  • Adobe Reader plugin is required to view some curriculum Resources
  • A sound card with speakers or headphones are required to listen to audio

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