Writing: Tips and Tricks

  1. Business documents are often broken up into sections for clarity and organization. Each of those sections will have a title, heading, or subheading. There are correct formats regarding capitalization for these titles and headings. Just follow these simple rules.

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  2. An executive summary is a section appearing at the beginning of a long document. It offers the reader a concise, accurate, and conclusive summary of the document. The following information will help you create an executive summary that follows APA format.

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  3. Whenever you use a source for information in a paper, article, or book, the source must be given credit for the material. APA (American Psychological Association) style dictates a specific method of creating that in-text citation.

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  4. There are several different types of paragraphs, but four are primarily used in business writing. To understand what type of paragraph you want to write, you will need to determine the purpose of the document.

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  5. Commas are punctuation marks that perhaps cause the most trouble for many writers. The comma is used to separate things, ideas, or thoughts in a sentence. Some writers use too many, and some don't use enough.

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