The University of

Professional English

Online Course

Required Work

This course is designed to provide you with writing assignments that are focused on real life situations for various fields of study.

After completing each assignment, e-mail it to the course e-mail address.


For information about your professor, his/her e-mail, course schedule, discussion forum address, other questions, or technical support, please contact Susan Smith Nash, Ph.D at

Additional Resources

Indispensable Writing Resources
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab
Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors
Writing Resources
Proposal Writing

Distance Learning Web Sites:


Executive Summaries:


Professional English Menu

Home Page
Required Work
Unit 1:  Eight Steps to Effective Writing
Unit 2:  Effective Business Letters / Format / Style / Organization
Unit 3:  Grammar and Style Review
Unit 4:  Resumes
Unit 5:  Proposals
Unit 6:  Business Information and Research
Unit 7:  Annual Reports

Other Resources

Business Week Online
New York Times
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Company Annual Reports
Report Gallery
Small Business Administration's Office of International Trade
Elements of a Grant Proposal
Search Engine