Effective Writing A Handbook for Accountants

ISBN-10: 0130934895
ISBN-13: 9780130934895
Edition: 6th 2003
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Book details

List price: $33.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Preface
Communication Strategies
Accountants as Communicators
What Do Accountants Write?
How Well Do Accountants Write?
What Makes Writing Work?
You Can Become a Good Writer
Writing and Critical Thinking
Writing and Other Forms of Communication
Writing and Problem Solving
Exercises
The Writing Process: An Overview
Getting Started: Identifying Purpose
Thinking Critically about the Issues
Analyzing the Readers
Getting Your Ideas Together
Writing the Draft
Revising the Draft
The Final Draft
Dealing with Writer's Block
Writing under Pressure
Writing at the Computer
Exercises
The Flow of Thought: Organizing for Coherence
Writing with Unity
Using Summary Sentences
Responding to Readers' Questions and Concerns
Transitions
Paragraphs
Discussion Questions and Essays
Test Yourself
Test Yourself: Answer
Exercises
A Sense of Style: Writing with Conciseness and Clarity
Conciseness
Clarity
Readable Writing
Editing for Style at the Computer
Test Yourself
Test Yourself: Answers
Exercises
Standard English: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling
Major Sentence Errors
Problems with Verbs
Problems with Pronouns
Problems with Modifiers
Parallel Structure
Apostrophes and Plurals
Commas
Colons and Semicolons
Direct Quotations
Spelling
Help from the Computer
Test Yourself
Test Yourself: Answers
Exercises
Format for Clarity: Document Design
Good Design: An Illustration
A Professional Appearance
Formatting
Graphic Illustrations
Document Design at the Computer
Exercises
Accounting Research
Research: Basic Guidelines
Critical Thinking and Technical Accounting Research
Exercises
Sources of Accounting and Financial Information on the Internet
Computerized Reference and Database Services
Other Printed Sources of Accounting and Financial Information
Internal Documentation Style
Endnotes or Footnotes and Bibliography Style
Business Documents
Letters
Principles of Letter Writing
Responding to Correspondence
Typical Accounting Letters
Standardized Letters: A Caution
Exercises
Memos and E-Mail
Memos: Some Basic Principles
Sample Memos
E-Mail
Exercises
Reports
Planning a Report
The Parts of a Report
Appearance
Style and Tone
Exercises
Writing and Your Career
Writing Essay Exams: Academic Courses and Professional Certification Exams
Academic Essay Exams
Professional Certification Exams
Exercises
Writing for Employment: Resumes and Letters
Starting the Job Search: Researching Possible Employers
Preparing a Resume
Writing a Letter of Application
Writing a Thank-You Letter
Exercises
Writing for Publication
Planning Your Article
Research
Drafting and Reviewing the Article
Submitting the Article
Exercises
Oral Presentations
Planning the Presentation: Analyzing Purpose and Audience
Other Things to Consider
Gathering Information
Composing the Speech
Making Notes
Preparing Visual Aids
Practicing the Presentation
Checking the Arrangements
Appearance and Dress
Making the Presentation: Poise and Confidence
Special Considerations in Presentations of Financial Information
Exercises
Index

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