A useful guide to all the stages of the writing process.
Effective Writing guides the writer through all the stages of the writing process: planning, critical thinking, generating and organizing ideas, writing the draft, revising, and designing for presentation. Throughout the text, Effective Writing stresses coherence, conciseness, and clarity as the most important qualities of the writing done by accountants.
This edition includes many new and revised assignments that reinforce the concepts covered in the text, as well as coverage on ethics in communication.
Part I: Communication Strategies
Chapter 1. Accountants as Communicators
Chapter 2. The Writing Process: An Overview
Chapter 3. The Flow of Thought: Organizing for Coherence
Chapter 4. A Sense of Style: Writing with Conciseness and Clarity
Chapter 5. Standard English: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling
Chapter 6. Format for Clarity: Document Design
Chapter 7. Critical Thinking
Chapter 8. Accounting Research Part II: Business Documents
Chapter 9. Letters
Chapter 10. Memos and Email
Chapter 11. Reports Part III: Writing and Your Career
Chapter 12. Writing Essay Exams: Academic Courses and Professional Certification Exams
Chapter 13. Writing for Employment: Resumes and Letters
Chapter 14. Writing for Publication
Chapter 15. Oral Communication: Listening and Speaking