MY Access®! Professional Edition

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MY Access! Professional Edition is designed specifically to guide business school students through the process of learning to write purposefully, powerfully, and persuasively.

Writing well can make the difference between a polite nod and an enthusiastic project approval. MY Access! Professional Edition lessons and writing activities offer “MBA specific” prompts to help you bring your written business communication up to the executive level.

Why is professional writing so important?

Writing is a skill required universally across industries. From resumes, technical reports, and sales proposals, to e-mails, presentations, and memos, writing plays a crucial role in everyday communication and documentation. And surveys show that employers require strong writing when evaluating a candidate for a job or promotion. Employers recognize that writing is linked closely to thinking—and they view it as an indicator of your ability.

First, you strengthen your writing skills…

When developing your writing skills, you’ll focus on the process of writing itself: planning, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing. You’ll learn to clearly form ideas, link them together in meaningful ways, and express them concisely, all while obeying the “rules” or conventions of writing.

…then, you write to succeed.

Understanding the writing process quickly becomes a means to reaching higher goals. As your writing continues to improve, whether writing sales proposals, business plans, or marketing materials, you’ll find it easier to organize, clarify, and communicate your message—and inspire action.

How does MY Access! Professional Edition help?

  • MY Access!® guides you through the process of writing and revising to improve your writing skills and build confidence in your abilities.
  • MY Access!® is completely Web-based, so there’s no software to load. It’s accessible anywhere you have a computer and an Internet connection—at home, at work, or on the road.
  • Self-paced and interactive lessons focused on real-world tasks guide you through the writing process: planning, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing.
  • MY Access!® provides instant and accurate feedback and individualized learning plans, so you’ll remain motivated as you develop skills that will impact your career.

What is Included?

Each 12-month subscription to MY Access!® Professional Edition includes:

  • 36 writing topics that mimic real-world, work-related writing tasks.
  • A complete course divided into five modules, each designed to improve your business writing skills:
    • Fundamentals of Business Writing
    • Writing Business Emails and Memos
    • Writing Business Letters
    • Writing Business Proposals
    • Writing Business Reports
  • Self-paced, on- and off-line lessons to guide you through the writing process: planning, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing.
  • Immediate scoring and individualized feedback through a powerful, award-winning artificial intelligence scoring engine: IntelliMetric®.
  • Detailed, prescriptive revision plans that target the key traits of writing: focus, content development, organization, language use, and grammar.
  • A writing portfolio enabling you to monitor your progress.
  • A word processor with editing and writing tools including a thesaurus, grammar-checker, spell-checker, and word bank to help you vary and develop your vocabulary.
  • The complete MY Access!® Business Writing Prep Pack.

MY Access!® is completely Web-based, so there’s no software to load and it’s accessible anywhere you have a computer and Internet connection—at home, at school, or on the road. Click here to run a system requirements check to make sure your computer is ready.