Do you consider yourself business savvy? Do you like making strategies and coming up with creative solutions? If so, business may be your perfect career choice.
At CultureWorks we are partnered with universities like King’s University College, which offers programs in subjects like Global Commerce, Accounting, Economics, and more. That means our students get conditional acceptance into a Canadian university, and can begin their studies in business once they’ve finished learning English as a second language.
If you’re interested in studying business after ESL school, chances are you’ll be writing lots of business reports and documents. Here are three tips to help you excel in your business classes and beyond!
Students in English for Academic Purposes Courses Know Business Writing Should Be Simple
After completing English for academic purposes courses, you may be excited to use your new skills to write long and fancy sentences. However, in business writing it is much better to keep sentences short and simple.
It’s best to avoid using longer words if there is a shorter word that means the same thing. You should also try to only include one main idea per sentence. For example, if you wanted to inform your future employees about an important meeting, this sentence might not be the best approach:
“There will be a very important meeting in the conference room at six to discuss why we are moving forward with this partnership—which is very crucial and which we all want to be on the same page about”.
Instead, you should break it into smaller sentences to make it easier for readers to understand:
“There will be an important meeting in the conference room at six. As you know, we will be discussing the partnership deal. We hope during the meeting we can all be on the same page about partnering with the company.”
By keeping your points clear and easy to understand, you will improve the quality of your emails, business plans, and reports.
ESL Students Plan Their Business Writing to Keep Ideas Organized
Many students underestimate the power of planning! During your English courses for Kings University College, you should spend some time planning what you want to write in your essays and assignments.
You may feel like you want to put as much useful information as possible into your paragraphs. However, this is not always a good idea for business writing. Instead, you’ll want to organize your ideas so that you can present them clearly and efficiently.
Making an outline or mind map is a great way to organize your ideas. You can write down what you want to say in each paragraph, and organize paragraphs so that they follow a logical order that’s easy to understand.
Students in English for Academic Purposes Courses Should Proofread Their Writing
After you have written your paper, make sure to read through it several times. Proofreading helps you catch spelling mistakes or awkward-sounding sentences. Try reading your document out loud or asking a friend or classmate to read over your paper. By carefully proofreading your work, you’ll make sure no typos or mistakes make it into an essay, important business proposal, or email to a client.
Are you thinking of learning English as a second language for Kings University College?
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