Writing for College Business Courses
Everything you need to keep in mind when you write a paper for a college-level class will help you learn how to write well for business. You will need to understand your topic thoroughly, know your audience, and articulate your ideas clearly and powerfully as you write in the business world. Watch these videos for an example of the kind of writing you will be asked to do in college business courses and in the business world.
When thinking about what it takes to have a successful career in business, things like having good planning, people, and leadership skills probably come to mind. However, you might be surprised to hear that writing is one of the most important skills to have if you want a lasting career in business. Whether it is an internal email memo to staff, an external report to shareholders, a slide presentation for clients, or a training manual for staff, all of these things need to be clear, easy to understand, and appropriate for their audience, and all of those things can only happen through good, solid writing.
Good writing is so central to doing well in business that some of the most successful companies hire people whose only job is to write their internal and external
communication. One piece of writing that you will be asked to do in certain business courses is called a "business report". These kinds of papers, or reports, carefully analyze the financial status of a company or organization, explain the factors
behind its status, project possible future financial outcomes or changes, and then propose a course of action, such as reinvestment or a new investment. These papers can follow traditional academic format and style, or they can look more like a business
proposal and presentation. Watch the videos below to learn more about business reports.
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