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A useful guide to all the stages of the writing process. Effective Writingguides the writer through all the stages of the writing process: planning, critical thinking, generating and organizing ideas, writing the draft, revising, and designing for presentation. Throughout the text, Effective Writingstresses coherence, conciseness, and clarity as the most important qualities of the writing done by accountants. This edition includes many new and revised assignments that reinforce the concepts covered in the text, as well as coverage on ethics in communication.
Table of Contents
Part I: Communication Strategies Chapter 1. Accountants as Communicators Chapter 2. The Writing Process: An Overview Chapter 3. The Flow of Thought: Organizing for Coherence Chapter 4. A Sense of Style: Writing with Conciseness and Clarity Chapter 5. Standard English: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling Chapter 6. Format for Clarity: Document Design Chapter 7. Critical Thinking Chapter 8. Accounting Research Part II: Business Documents Chapter 9. Letters Chapter 10. Memos and Email Chapter 11. Reports Part III: Writing and Your Career Chapter 12. Writing Essay Exams: Academic Courses and Professional Certification Exams Chapter 13. Writing for Employment: Resumes and Letters Chapter 14. Writing for Publication Chapter 15. Oral Communication: Listening and Speaking