Course Name

Business Writing Basics


Regular Rate:

Php 6,400

Early Eagle Rate:

Php 5,900

Business Writing Basics


“People with stronger writing skills perform better at their jobs—they have access to better opportunities.”

Writing skills have become a determining factor in work productivity and success.  People who aspire to do well—or even stand out—at work need to invest in developing these skills. 

This course is for professionals who want to have stronger writing skills in the business context. 

This is the introductory course in the Professional Writing Program.

Who should attend

Professionals who want to enhance their writing skills in the business context.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Define what professional writing is, with emphasis on:
        a. Organizing thoughts
        b. Analyzing  audience
        c. Practicing clarity and conciseness;
2. Follow skillfully grammar conventions; and
3. Write documents that are more professional in content and composition

  • Writing Basics
    • Definition and rationale of professional writing
    • Elements of professional writing
      • Audience analysis
      • Structure and style
      • Clarity and conciseness
      • Diction and tone
    • Writing strategies (planning, organizing, writing, and evaluating)
  • Grammar and Usage
    • Parts of speech
    • Sentences and paragraphs
    • Punctuation
    • Spelling
    • Capitalization
  • Writing Workshop
    • Writing exercises
    • Peer and facilitator critique
    • One-on-one coaching and consultation


Mr. John P. Tigno 

is a Faculty Member of the Ateneo Language Learning Center and Development Academy of the Philippines. He is also a Learning Consultant for Development Dimensions International and the HR Training Consultant for DMCI Homes. 

Prior to this, Mr. Tigno held other posts such as: Learning & Development Manager at Arvato Bertelsmann, Training & Organizational Development Manager at Binzagr Factory for Insulation Material (Saudi Arabia), Master Trainer at Dell International Services, Lead Trainer at Sykes Asia, Inc, and English and Literature Lecturer at Ateneo de Manila University.

Mr. Tigno earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts from the Ateneo de Manila University and Master's degree in Industrial Relations from the University of the Philippines. He also completed a Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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