Illustrative course outlines

At OTC we believe in tailoring our courses to meet each client’s specific requirements.  The illustrative course outline below gives an indication of the type of course content that we’ve been asked to deliver. For more information call us on +44 20 7700 3330 or email

Strategy & Leadership Finance & Commerce Investment Banking

Business Writing

What is covered?

The aim of the course is to enhance participants’ knowledge of how to compose and structure effective written business documents. 

Who is it suitable for?

Participants wishing to improve their written communications, at any level.  It would be useful for participants to bring along a piece of written work for analysis but for those new to the workplace this could be from an educational setting.

Course content

  • Understand the principles of effective written communication including: simplification of text; active and passive voices; and how to structure lists
  • Apply the rules of punctuation in producing accurate written work
  • Use various tools to understand how to keep prose clear and concise including reading ability indices, fog factors and the Flesch-Kincaid grade levels
  • Show the importance of structure for business documents using the rules of the Minto pyramid


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