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What makes business writing different than academic writing? What type of communication and documents would you expect to see if you were an instructor? What type of communication and documents would you expect to see if you were the director of a company? What are the differences in these documents’ characteristics? Business writing differs from academic writing as the audience/readers, are mainly clients or consumers and not members of the academic community. Because of this, business writing has to be easy to read (i.e. use of short paragraphs) and has to “capture” the client’s attention. Another difference is probably the increased use of letterhead, logos, charts, and so forth. The tone is also another difference between the two styles of writing. Business writing uses the active voice to keep a contact with the reader (e.g. I will call you tomorrow to explain you the features of our best products).
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Unformatted text preview: As an instructor, the type of documentation that I would like to see is research papers well written in APA format. Conversely, as a director of a company I would like to see reports that show me that my staff is on top of their jobs. Furthermore, the above reports must be short and direct to the point. I think tight writing is very important in the fast society we are living today. Everything and everyone is moving at very fast pace. Writing tight, simple, and direct is necessary when communicating with coworkers and customers. I always put my message in the headline or subject, as it is usually the only part that many hurried professionals will read. Headlines may be considered like a form of advertisement; in fact, it is always productive to say something specific rather than something generic. I also assign word lengths to myself to achieve tight business writing....
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This note was uploaded on 08/10/2011 for the course COM 285 taught by Professor Brewer during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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