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Business Writing: Information Resources

Information about business writing and related topics for Business Technology students

Information Resources for Business Writing and Related Topics

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This guide is intended to provide Business Technology students with information to support course work related to: 

  • Spelling
  • Editing
  • Grammar & Mechanics
  • Business Documents
  • Plagiarism
  • Chicago Style Citations



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Effective Editing by Christina Page
Improve your writing by developing strong editing skills. In this interactive online workshop, you will learn a systematic process for editing your writing. You will also learn some effective tips for proofreading grammar, spelling, and mechanics.

Grammar & Mechanics

LinkedIn Learning

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Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts.

LinkedIn Learning is available through the Spokane Public Library (SPL).  All Spokane Community College students can get a SPL card, regardless of whether they live in the City of Spokane.  Use the instructions for “Getting a Spokane Public Library card number and PIN” on this page:  Students will need to contact someone at SPL to activate the card number and PIN.  The contact information is under “Important Note” on the linked webpage above.

Direct link for SPL’s LinkedIn Learning:

Business Documents

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Business Letters - The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This handout will help you write business letters required in many different situations, from applying for a job to requesting or delivering information.

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Technical and Professional Writing Genres by Michael Beilfuss, Staci Bettes, and Katrina Peterson
Discussions of multiple writing genres will assist you in understanding how to apply for jobs, how to compose clear and precise business communications once the job has been acquired, and how to create documents -- such as proposals and reports -- that will be instrumental in helping to advance your career.

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Technical and Report Writing by Amber Kinonen
This text introduces the concepts of writing in the professional world and in the workplace, as well as the elements of a technical report.

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Workplace Writing: A Handbook for Common Workplace Genres and Professional Writing by Anna Goins, et al.
Genres include various types of correspondence—letters, memos, and emails—as well as reports, proposals, and abstracts (or summaries).


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Let's Talk About Plagiarism - CMOS Shop Talk
From the Chicago Manual of Style.

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Avoiding Plagiarism: Resources for Students - SCC Library
Information resources selected by the SCC librarians to help you avoid plagiarism.

Chicago Style Citations

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Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
Includes information on general format, citation examples, and sample paper.

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Chicago Style Citation: 17th Edition by Ulrike Kestler and Sigrid Kargut
The tutorial covers why it is important to use citations, elements of common source types, and how to create footnotes or endnotes and bibliographic citations based on the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. This tutorial can also be used as a reference resource.