Amount ≠ Quantity: A Cautionary Tale

The other day my fitness coach went online to pay a $250 deposit on her daughter’s high school trip. She found the website and the correct trip, clicked the link to pay $250, and then faced a cell marked Amount….

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How to Make Your Writing Flow

Do people tell you that your writing is choppy or difficult to follow? Do they say it doesn’t flow? Or maybe you’ve noticed that your team’s writing doesn’t flow. Good flow in writing is method, not magic. When writing doesn’t…

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What Does “Redoubtable” Mean?

The other day I was reading a movie review, and a character in the film was described twice as redoubtable. Before you read on, answer this question: What does redoubtable mean? Need some help? So did I. I had no…

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Know What Goes in a Report

Imagine this scenario: You got approval and budget to attend a four-day work-related conference. You’re back now, and your boss says, in passing, “I’d like a report on the conference. Can you get it to me by tomorrow at 2?…

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Test Your Proofreading Skills

Get your proofreading game on! Three challenges await you. A hint about the number of errors, followed by the solutions, appears at the end of the tests. Test 1: The Note of Thanks Dear Krista; Thank you very much for…

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Things Changed–Is Your Style Guide Up to Date?

While you have been busy working, some of the rules of writing evolved, and the University of Chicago Press released a new Chicago Manual of Style. Take a look at the changes below to determine which ones you need to…

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Why a Curriculum on Writing to Build Relationships?

With Labor Day and the start of the new school year, I happened to read two articles that covered the difficult role of adjunct instructors: “The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back,” published in 2014, and “In ‘Campus…

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How to Keep Your Readers’ Attention

Someone who was starting a new business asked me to review a marketing piece he had written. It was approximately 350 words long, yet not one of those words was you. Although it kept the writer’s attention–after all, it was…

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10 Ways to Break Through Writer’s Block

Time clicks by on your phone and wristwatch. Your article, letter, report, email reply, or blog post is due at noon. How do you get around the obstacles that block your writing flow? Try these techniques. 1. Imagine you are…

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Teaching Business Writing

Teaching Business Writing with Extensive Discussion of Mobile Communication

Surprisingly, no business writing textbooks currently on the market cover mobile communication, except for textbooks by Bovee and Thill. Take a look at their extensive, current coverage of mobile communication that reflects theeal world in which your students are seeking employment. Here is a summary of their coverage:

▪ The Mobile Revolution
▪ The Rise of Mobile as a Communication Platform
▪ How Mobile Technologies Are Changing Business Communication
▪ Collaboration via Mobile Devices
▪ Business Etiquette Using Mobile Devices
▪ The Unique Challenges of Communication on Mobile Devices
▪ Writing Messages for Mobile Devices
▪ Designing Messages for Mobile Devices
▪ Optimizing Content for Mobile Devices
▪ Visual Media on Mobile Devices
▪ Creating Promotional Messages for Mobile Devices
▪ Research on the Go with Mobile Devices
▪ Integrating Mobile Devices in Presentations
▪ Job Search Strategies: Maximize Your Mobile

In teaching business writing, you'll appreciate the abundance of valuable teaching resources for your business writing course that Bovee and Thill provide. Visit these websites and take advantage of the wonderful classroom resources: Google+, Reddit, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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