In business, composing a message requires following a few key steps. The writer must adapt to his or her audience, choose powerful words, selecting the right medium and proofreading. In this assignment, you are going to practice using a blog as a medium for delivering your message.
BUS311 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Managerial Communications
Business Writing Tips Assignment
Due Date: 11:59 pm EST, Sunday of Unit 3
In business, composing a message requires following a few key steps. The writer must
adapt to his or her audience, choose powerful words, selecting the right medium and
proofreading. In this assignment, you are going to practice using a blog as a medium for
delivering your message.
Use information from the Readings and Resources to develop your Top 5
Business Writing Tips.
Create your blog in a Word document.
Research effective blogs and set up your Word document to look like a blog.
Be creative in your layout.
Have a title, date, introduction, body and conclusion.
Avoid plagiarism, summarize, quote and include your references in APA format.
Proofread and spellcheck.
Be sure to read the criteria by which your work will be evaluated before you write
and again after you write.
Evaluation Rubric for Top 5 Business Writing Tips Assignment
writing tips with
Blog format is
There is no
structure to the
There is an
attempt at blog
there are some
Blog format is
used, but there
choice is poor;
does not vary,
word choice is
writing tips and
relevant, ontopic and
Blog format is
used and the
and length are
Writing with no
THE BUSINESS POST
Top 5 Tips for Effective Business Writing
Hello and welcome back to this monthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Business Post,Ã¢â‚¬Â where every month we discuss ways to
improve yourself in the business world. This month, we will be diving into the Top 5 Tips for Effective
Business Writing. When it comes to writing emails, composing mail or finalizing reports, it is important
to have strong business writing skills. Here below are some of the best tips for getting there:
1. READ! Ã¢â‚¬â€œ No bit of writing advice is complete without the directive to read. And for good reason. Learning to
write well is like learning a language. You should read what you want to write, which means consciously
combing through business publications and news reports in order to pick out vocabulary, terms and ideas that
others use in their writing (Roltman, 2013).
2. STRUCTURE! Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Make what youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re writing is easy to follow by structuring it well. Have one-point flow naturally
into the next. Spend time planning your structure when you start and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll save time at the writing stage Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and
the result will be better. Also, avoid long and complicated sentences. Use simple world and phrases in order to
get your point across (SpeakFirst, 2016).
3. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR READER! Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Know your audience. An email to an important client should use a much
different tone, style, and vocabulary than an email to your significant other. But you also need to account for
your readersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ knowledge, value, and biases in order to win them over. Only by understanding how your readers
think and feel can you focus your language in a way that best resonates with your audience (Roltman, 2013).
4. KNOWTHAT YOUÃ¢â‚¬â„¢RE TRYING TO ACHEIVE! Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Understand what your aim is. Sometimes you simply need to give
information, but often you will be seeking to influence others. Either way, it is important to get your point
across effectively, and being as clear as possible about what your goal is will allow you to formulate key
messages that achieve it (SpeakFirst, 2016).
5. PROOFREAD! Ã¢â‚¬â€œ When you have completed your final draft, read through it one or two more times to pick up on
missing or misplaced punctuation, misspelling, and other typos. Nothing can kill your credibility faster than a
typo can (Roltman, 2013).
Writing, like anything, takes years to master. But by focusing more consciously on what youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re reading
and what youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re writing Ã¢â‚¬â€ at the level of the entire document, the paragraph, the sentence, and the
word Ã¢â‚¬â€ you can become more conscious of the effects your writing has and deploy them with
authority (Roltman, 2013).
Remember to tune in next month when we will discuss how to Ã¢â‚¬Å“Dress for Success!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Have a great day!
SpeakFirst. (20 January 2016). 10 Top Tips for Effective Business Writing. Retrieved 24 September 2019, from
Roltman D. (15 September 2013). HuffPost. 5 Business Writing Tips to Make Readers Hang on your Every Word.
Retrieved 24 September 2019, from https://www.huffpost.com/entry/5-business-writing-tips-t_b_3600479
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