This book addresses key features of the methodology involved in business and management academic writing. Characterizing academic writing as part of research, science and the knowledge generation process, it focuses on its three main aspects: understanding existing research, documenting and sharing the results of the acquired knowledge, and acknowledging the use of other people's ideas and works in the documentation.
With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?” The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research, emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources (such as those found in libraries) and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search. A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers Throughout, the authors have preserved the amiable tone, the reliable voice, and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project.
Clear and concise communication is of paramount importance in business relations. The 3rd edition of How to Write Reports and Proposals continues to provide practical pointers for anyone who needs to impress, convince or persuade colleagues or clients. Using checklists, exercises and examples, it explains how to make a plan of what to write, transfer ideas onto paper and edit them to achieve the very best results. This new edition includes additional detailed information on presenting numerical data in reports, new sections on different types of reports, data selection, as well as a new lay out and brief summaries at the end of each chapter.
Learn to write clear, concise, compelling documents (email, sales letters, proposals, reports) quickly and get the action you want. This 48-page ebook will take the pain out of writing process by providing quick tips and practical examples you can apply immediately to reduce your writing time and get your point across. Example Tips: Write for the same skeptics who watch network news. Make sure your elaboration matches the intended emphasis. Quantify when you can. Decide whether a chart or graphic will help or hinder. Use passive voice only for a good reason.