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ERIC Number: ED154402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 10
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"Corporate" Composition.
Harty, Kevin J.
Efforts to improve the quality of business communication often include developing tailor-made short courses that are offered "in-house" to corporation management personnel. These following guidelines, based on one corporate writing teacher's experiences, should help others to develop writing courses for businesses: obtain samples of the types of writing actually produced by company personnel in order to locate strengths and weaknesses; develop a small manual of grammar and style that executives can use for quick and easy reference (regular textbooks would be too unwieldy and comprehensive for such courses); focus the manual on recognition of complete sentences, punctuation that prevents misinterpretation, effective sentence interrelationships and paragraph transitions, and a unified policy on matters of form; and develop a rationale for rating "students" in the program, taking into account each student's writing proficiency prior to and after taking the course. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College English Association (8th, San Antonio, Texas, March 31-April 2, 1977)