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Writing skills

Author: Anne Laws; Brian Coyle
Publisher: Oxford : Summertown Pub. Ltd., ©1999.
Series: Business skills series (Oxford, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Uses diagrammatical illustrations and a systematical approach to business situations to provide essential reference for self-study and teaching.


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Genre/Form: Textbooks
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Laws; Brian Coyle
ISBN: 190274117X 9781902741178
OCLC Number: 49318554
Description: vii, 210 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prepare to write: introduction; who is the reader?; why do I need to write?; what shall I write?; how shall I write?; writing process. Functions: introduction; making reference; polite phrases; stating understanding; generalising; explaining; giving opinions and recommendations; expressing obligation/necessity; expressing degrees of certainty; focusing attention; contrasting; emphasising; expressing alternatives; giving examples; offering further assistance; sequencing and listing; stating results and consequences; stating purpose; stating method; stating conditions; stating conclusions; summarising. Cohesion: what is cohesion?; connectors - introduction; connectors - adding relevant points; connectors - comparisons/contrasts; connectors - in conditional sentences; connectors - giving reasons; connectors - highlighting. Reference words: introduction; reference words - it/they/them; reference words - this/that/these/those; reference words - the former/the latter; reference words - who/which/that; reference words - one/ones; reference words - such; referring to other parts of the text; referring to earlier parts of the text; referring forwards; referring to visuals. Clarity, style and tone: introduction; clarity; style; tone. Structure: introduction; sequencing ideas; paragraphs; paragraph linking; headings and sub-headings; layout of business letters; layout of reports; layout of memos; fax and electronic mail. Punctuation: introduction; commas; colons; semi-colons; apostrophes; capital letters. British and American spellings: some common differences. Common problems: introduction; grammar; vocabulary. Sample business letters: sample letters.
Series Title: Business skills series (Oxford, England)
Responsibility: Anne Laws ; [editor, Brian Coyle].


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"Writing Skills, although part of a business series, can easily be used with a general English class or by individual learners. Any learner who needs to write business letters, reports, faxes, and Read more...

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