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The Business Writing for the Building Industry is a program designed to assist building industry professionals with improving their writing skills.

The program is taught by Katie Robberson, a skilled SIUE business writing instructor and former corporate trainer.  Katie uses a rich format of lecture, A/V media , discussion, examples, and in-class writing exercises and to illustrate what constitutes good written communication, and why.  

The program includes an exceptional illustrated textbook that participants will keep as a go-to guide for the rest of their careers.  The text also includes access to a wealth of online resources.  The Grammar and Mechanics (G/M) Diagnostic Test identifies each individual’s specific writing challenges.   A 20-30 minute portion of each class meeting is designated for each student to work on their problem G/M areas.   The online Personal Language Trainer performs a similar diagnostic for writing skills, and is one of several tools used to develop good writing technique. 

Participants will be able to access all of the online resources for a total of 6 months to continue improving writing skills.

The majority of the work of the program takes place during the class.  Brief textbook readings and a short initial written assignment will be required homework.  Common building industry-related documents are used as examples or writing assignments throughout for relevancy.

Class Dates: TBD
Time: 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Location: SIUE Main Campus, Edwardsville, IL
Instructor: Katie Robberson
Credits: 16 Contact Hours /PDUs
Fee: $395 - Non-Board Member Companies
$295 - Board Member Companies - please call to receive discount rate


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Call 618-650-5440 to register by phone.


The SIUE Executive Education division of the School of Business reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course when necessary. If we cancel or postpone a course for any reason, you may choose to receive a FULL refund or apply the course fee to a subsequent offering of the same or a similar course. The latter option may be exercised within one calendar year of the original course.

If you register and pay for a course and then withdraw one week or more before the start date of the course, a full refund of the course fee less an administrative fee of $50 will be made.

If cancellation occurs less than one week before the start date of the course, no refund of the course fee will be made; however, at the discretion of the Director of Executive Education Programs, the course fee may be applied to a subsequent offering of the same or similar course with a course fee that is at least equal to the cost of the original course. If the course fee of a subsequent course exceeds the amount paid for the original course, the difference in the course fee amounts must be paid in full prior to the start of the subsequent course. An approved substitution must occur within one calendar year of the original course.

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