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Quattrini, Joe – 1984
Using the "pattern approach" is a means of teaching students to be confident and competent writers. In this method, the writer uses a device called a planning blank to establish purpose, audience, topic, and role as a writer. Then the overall structure can be planned. A good writing plan should suggest not only a beginning, middle, and…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Technical Writing
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Mahin, Linda – Business Communication Quarterly, 2007
English 317 is a second writing course designed for business majors primarily but available to all students who need to fulfill the second writing course requirement. The purpose of the philanthropic research recommendation report is to familiarize students with the ways that corporations envision and enact social responsibility as depicted on…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Corporations, Social Responsibility, Private Financial Support
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Flowerdew, John; Wan, Alina – English for Specific Purposes, 2006
This study is a genre analysis which explores the specific discourse community of tax accountants. Tax computation letters from one international accounting firm in Hong Kong were analyzed and compared. To probe deeper into the tax accounting discourse community, a group of tax accountants from the same firm was observed and questioned. The texts…
Descriptors: Taxes, Business Communication, Accounting, Discourse Communities
Hamed, Charles J. – ABCA Bulletin, 1982
Contrasts the use of the telephone and the use of the business letter as message delivery systems. (HOD)
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Analysis, Telephone Communications Systems
Edwards, Pat – 1986
Intended for use by students, this illustrated Australian classroom unit was designed to encourage young people to develop a lifelong habit of letter writing. The booklet begins with a letter to children from the Australian "Post," and excerpts from two poems about letter writing. A section on how letters can link the world emphasizes…
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Communication
Behrman, Carol H. – 1995
This handbook contains over 265 reproducible writing process activities that help make writing fun for students in grades 4-8. The handbook provides stimulating activities to give students the directed practice they need to learn to write clearly and competently. Designed for minimal teacher input, activities are complete with directions geared to…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools
Haga, Enoch – Journal of Business Education, 1977
A business communications instructor describes a method of improving business letter writing. Examples are provided. (TA)
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, Business Education, Business Skills, Secondary Education
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Devet, Bonnie – Business Communication Quarterly, 1998
Shows how students can use persuasive principles of communication (format and writer's purpose) and of classical rhetoric (organization, ethos, pathos, logos, and style) to improve their ability to analyze business letters. Shows how applying these principles to the analysis of business letters from other countries helps students write better and…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Class Activities, Cultural Differences, Higher Education
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational Education. – 1988
This simulation is intended for use as a culminating activity after students have been exposed to personal and/or business letter writing, use of reference manuals, typing of letters, mailing procedures, typing of numbers, punctuation practice, and filing procedures. Stated objectives are to enable students to type a mailable letter; to inspect,…
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, Letters (Correspondence), Office Occupations Education, Office Practice
Clijsters, Willy – 1992
Instruction in business letter-writing, particularly in the context of the business French course, is discussed. First, the kinds of business communications (face-to-face, print, and electronic) currently used are surveyed briefly, and a taxonomy of the content of business communication is presented. Conventions of French business letters are then…
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, Business Education, Class Activities, Classification
Cunningham, Donald H.; Graham, Louise – Journal of Business Education, 1974
The article describes a one-hour presentation which provides a basic stereotyped pattern of letter organization for the four types of letters (order, request, claim, and reply) the business of secretarial student is most likely to have to write. The four paragraphs of the pattern are: purpose, explanation, optional, and closing. (AG)
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, Business Education, Office Practice
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Planken, Brigitte; Kreps, Arnold J. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2006
As advances in information communication technology have continued to affect business communication, the challenge for teachers over the past decade has been to stay abreast of new developments by integrating into the curriculum current theoretical and practice-based perspectives that can inform their students how to effectively create, manage,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Business Communication, Foreign Countries, Internet
Post Office Dept., Washington, DC. – 1982
Intended for teachers of grades 4 through 8 who want to adapt the activities listed in the publication "P.S. Write Soon!" for classroom use, this guide provides chapter by chapter examples of the kinds of classroom projects suggested by the book that can be incorporated into an existing unit on letter writing or used as the basis for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Letters (Correspondence), Teaching Guides
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Hebert, Margaret; And Others – Bulletin of the Association for Business Communication, 1991
Contains seven brief articles which offer assignments designed to help students perform job searches, write job application letters, answer difficult questions, write letters of resignation, alleviate fears of public speaking, use the interview effectively in the business communication, and develop listening skills. (PRA)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Class Activities, Higher Education, Interviews
Christensen, Judie – 1977
In the student-oriented approach to writing business letters, students work in small groups to write a series of letters. For the first letter, the groups take the role of consumers, writing letters to order merchandise. The letters are written on overhead transparencies and are then critiqued by the other teams, with an emphasis on constructive…
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, English Instruction, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education
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