Effective Writing

Effective Writing : A Handbook for Accountants

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An appropriate supplement for any accounting course, business communications (for accounting majors), or any writing courses containing accounting majors.This text, the largest selling book of its kind, discusses the communication, both written and oral, actually done by professional accountants. It uses real-world accounting situations and includes major sections on Communication Strategies, Business Documents, and Oral Communication.
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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 153.9 x 229.1 x 10.7mm | 308.45g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130934895
  • 9780130934895

Table of contents

I. COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES. 1. Accountants as Communicators. 2. The Writing Process: An Overview. 3. The Flow of Thought: Organizing for Coherence. 4. A Sense of Style: Writing with Conciseness and Clarity. 5. Standard English: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling. 6. Format for Clarity: Document Design. 7. Accounting Research. II. BUSINESS DOCUMENTS. 8. Letters. 9. Memos and E-Mail. 10. Reports. III. WRITING AND YOUR CAREER. 11. Writing Essay Exams: Academic Courses and Professional Certification Exams. 12. Writing for Employment: Resumes and Letters. 13. Writing for Publication. 14. Oral Presentations.
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About Gordon S. May

Claire B. May is Academic Director of General Education at The Art Institute of Atlanta. Gordon S. May is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the J. M. Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia. Both authors have worked for many years with professional accounting organizations and accounting students. They have observed that accounting professionals need good writing skills to succeed, but accounting students may not receive the instruction and practice they need to become good writers. They wrote Effective Writing: A Handbook for Accountants to help accounting students and practicing accountants sharpen their writing skills.
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