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Business Writing

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By Kirsten Lacksonen

Professional, Technical Writing (Purdue Owl):
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/4/16/


Definitely the most comprehensive website on this list, the Purdue Owl has sections on every case of business writing imaginable. From business letters to memos to abstracts, this site has great step-by-step descriptions of how to create business documents. In addition, several underlying aspects of business writing are dealt with, including tone, audience analysis, and parallel structure.


Business Writing Tips:
http://www.syntaxtraining.com/business_writing_tips.html


For a quicker way to get a few basic tips, check out this site run by a company that does training in business writing. This five-step list covers both technical aspects of business writing (passive voice, efficient use of language) and content related issues (tone, answering questions).


Quiz on Common Business Writing Errors:
http://businesswriting.com/tests/commonusage.html


Want to find out how much you really know about business writing? This 26-question quiz covers the most common errors made in business writing today, and can be taken in just 10 minutes. After you complete the quiz, explanations will be provided for the correct answers to every question. Try it! You might be surprised with the results...


Business Guide (Colorado State):
http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/index.cfm?guides_active=business&category1=37

If you have a business writing assignment and have no idea where to start, this page is for you. It begins with an in-depth walk-through of the writing process with plenty of examples, and then transitions into specific areas (such as business writing). The section called "Introduction to Business Writing" includes helpful details explaining the different business documents and the steps involved in preparing them.

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