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Business Writing


Have you ever wondered what the big deal is about business writing? Ever wondered what the difference between business writing and other academic writing is? This pdf at http://www.cgu.edu/PDFFiles/Writing%20Center/Writing%20Center%20Resources/Business%20vs%20Academic%20Writing.pdf
and this website at http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~ddusseau/101/199/199differences.htm are useful starting points for you to understand these questions.
Purdue University has a great site with hundreds of links to various writing tips. Their business writing section is very good. Following is a small selection of its Job Search Writing:

Here is a selection of pages from Purdue’s Business Writing, or Professional Writing. (There is a lot here—come and explore. You will find something to help you!) There is much, much more!
Colorado State University has a nice guide to business writing. It’s as simple as “eating an elephant!” I am not so sure about that, but it is a very simple guide. The University provides a link at http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/pdfs/guide70.pdf if you would like to print the guide, and it even provides a citation and list of authors for your convenience. Check it out.
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/ has a large archive of short articles on business writing. Following is a selection:

Forbes.com offers tips to make you a better business writer: http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/03/better-business-writing-leadership-careers-tips.html
Forbes also features an article entitled 8 Keys to Better Business Writing: http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/01/18/8-keys-to-better-business-writing/
Also, English Grammar has a good site to help make your business writing more effective: http://www.englishgrammar.org/effective-business-writing/