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Posted by Quinn Warnick March 4, 2011 Comments Off

Next week, we will continue our discussion about reports and proposals, then examine what separates effective business writing from ineffective business writing. Along the way, you’ll have time to meet with your teammates to stay on track for Unit #3.

Before you come to class on Tuesday, please read Chapter 8 in the textbook and the short IMRAD handout I gave you on Thursday. Come to class ready to apply those concepts to your team’s situation.

On Thursday, we’ll talk about issues of style and readability. Business writing has a reputation for being dry and often confusing, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Before you come to class, please read Chapter 4 in the textbook and “Why Is Business Writing So Awful?” by Jason Fried.

Finally, a quick note about your team projects: If you have any questions about what your team should be working on, or how far along you should be at any given point in time, please let me know. Because each team is working on a unique project, my advice will vary from team to team, but I’m always happy to meet with your team if you’d like my help staying on track for this assignment.

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