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Business Writing for Results by A three-step system for dramatically improving the impact of and results from your business writing The best business writing has its own distinct rules. It must be friendly without being chatty, professional without being stuffy, and results-oriented without being overbearing. "Business Writing for Results explains what those rules are and shows you how to work within them to write E-mails, letters, and reports that are clear, convincing, and direct--all in one-third less time! Combining an easy-to-follow, workplace-proven model with case studies, hands-on exercises, and more, this no-nonsense book shows you how to target each reader personally, convey the proper image, supply motivation to take specific actions, and more. Turn to any page to discover the secrets to: Reports that persuade and influence decision makers E-mails and letters that get straight to the point Web copy that encourages interactivity Training materials that motivate students to learn E-mail subject lines that get your messages opened first Each day, your career success depends on what you write and how you write it. Let "Business Writing for Results provide you with the tips, rules, and guidelines you need to make each of your written business messages urgent, unambiguous, and designed to produce the outcome you want.
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The Craft of Research by With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?” The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research, emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources (such as those found in libraries) and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search. A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers Throughout, the authors have preserved the amiable tone, the reliable voice, and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project.
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The Entrepreneur's Guide to Writing Business Plans and Proposals by Entrepreneurs--and entrepreneurial companies--live or die by the quality of their plans and proposals. Whether it's to get funding for a new product line or business from a client, writing hard-hitting prose that answers essential questions and makes specific requests is an indispensable skill. Entrepreneur, ad man, and writing teacher Dennis Chambers shows how entrepreneurs can persuade people, through skillful writing, to pony up capital or contracts. This ability--which can be learned--is rare in today's media-saturated world. But it counts more than ever if an entrepreneur wants to make it over the magical five-year hump and on into lasting business success. Numerous examples and exercises ensure that entrepreneurs understand how the writing game is played--and that they play it well. Unfortunately, most don't play this game well. Most business writers mistakenly believe their task is to inform. They write to fill an information gap or to update the reader on a particular project. Or they write about what's important to them. What these writers do not take into account is that the speed of today's work world has reached overdrive. The typical reader simply doesn't have time to ponder dense, poorly organized information and intuit the appropriate action. And readers don't give a hoot about what's important to the writer--they want to know what's in it for themselves. Business writers need to use all the tools at their command to persuade, inspire action, and in general move a project forward. This book is about how to be persuasive in two key skills in business: writing proposals and writing business plans. Step by step, Dennis Chambers illustrates the techniques of effective business writing, with numerous examples throughout. Whether the objective is to secure financing from an investor, lay out a marketing strategy, or secure a large contract, getting results requires crafting an effective structure for the proposal, and using words that sell. Chambers is an able guide in saving entrepreneurs time and undue effort while reaching the goal of long-term business success.
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- use the citation style that your professor requires
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- cite the work used in your work both in the body of the work and in the cited references section of your work
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