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General guide for students and staff who are looking for support with business writing.

Perhaps you have been asked to write a Business Plan to ask for funding for your great idea at your workplace.  Or maybe you want to submit an abstract to be considered for a conference presentation.  But how do you do this?  This research guide is dedicated to supporting specific types of writing for success. 

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Audience & Purpose

Defining Audience & Purpose:

  • Your audience determines how you write, what examples and details to include, what to emphasize, what to define or assume, word choice and tone.
  • Your purpose for writing determines what you write, why it matters, and how you will make your point.
  • Knowing audience and purpose gives your writing focus.

Here are some links to more information about defining purpose, tone, and language style:

Book resources:


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