How to Sharpen Your Business Writing Skills

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This course consists of text material for you to read and three types of activities (the pre-test and post-test, in-text exercises, and end-of-chapter review questions) for you to complete. These activities are designed to reinforce the concepts in the text material and to enable you to evaluate your progress.


Pre- and Post-tests

A pre-test and a post-test are included in this course. Take the pre-test before you study any of the course material to determine the amount of prior knowledge you have of the subject matter. Submit one of the scannable answer forms enclosed with this course for grading. On return of the graded pre-test, complete the course material. Take thee post-test after you have completed all the course material. By comparing results of the pre-test and the post-test, you can measure how effective the course has been for you.

To have your pre-test and post-test graded, please mail your answer forms to:

American Management Association

Educational Services

P.O. Box 359

Natick, MA 01760

All tests are reviewed thoroughly by our instructors and will be returned to you promptly.

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How to Sharpen Your Business Writing Skills
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • About This Course xi
  • How to Take This Course xiii
  • Pre-Test xv
  • 1: Writng for Your Reader 1
  • 2: Getting Organized 19
  • 3: Types of Business Writing 39
  • 4: Effective Writing 57
  • 5: The Right Word: Appropriate Language 75
  • 6: Language That Works 91
  • 7: Direct and Forceful Writing 105
  • 8: Write and Rewrite: Punctuating and Revising 121
  • 9: Research: Fact-Finding Missions 137
  • 10: Plugging In: Computers and Business Communication 155
  • Bibliography 169
  • Post-Test 171
  • Index 177
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