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Business Writing fundamentals

by: Katie Thedford

Business Writing fundamentals 21027

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These notes cover basic writing fundamentals to write legibly and professionally for business
Kaori Takano
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business, writing, Fundamentals, Adjectives, Adverbs




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Katie Thedford on Friday September 9, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 21027 at Fort Lewis College taught by Kaori Takano in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Business in BA 110-5H at Fort Lewis College.


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Date Created: 09/09/16
Business Writing Fundamentals Purpose- To perform or persuade with facts Effective writing-  Analyze the reader  Organize the message  Point reader to next step  Make reader feel important !0 “C’s” or writing-  Complete- necessary information  Concise- fewest number of words  Clear- message makes sense  Conversational- uses common language  Courteous- tone is positive  Correct- All elements are accurate  Coherent- the ideas connect  Considerate- the appearance is appealing  Concrete- specifics are given  Credible- viable sources are given Planning Plan-write-revise 1.Identify the reader 2.Identify the purpose 3.Determine level of detail needed 4.Determine the language Pronouns  “I” is used as a subject after a linking verb  “me” is used as an object of preposition  “myself” is used as an intensifier Possessive Pronouns  “its” signals possession  “It’s” signifies it is Agreement of number  Singular  Plural Adjectives and adverbs  Adverbs- describe action words  Adjectives- follow linking words Punctuation  Comma o Separates two ideas  Semicolon o Separates two complete sentences  Colon o Signifies that something is following  Apostrophe o Singular possessive “guest’s” o Plural possessive “guests” Types of thinking  Deductive o General principals to specific conclusions  Inductive o Specific principals to general conclusions


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