Reading Assignment

McLean, S. (2010). Business Communication for Success. The Saylor Foundation. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 License without attribution as requested by the work’s original creator or licensee.

  • Chapter 4

Supplemental Readings (these readings are not required but are beneficial for an expanded knowledge base within this unit)

1)      Visit for a list of the top ten business magazines.

2)      Appearance counts. Read an article by communications expert Fran Lebo on enhancing the nonverbal aspects of your document.—Appearance-Counts&id=3039288

Video Resources

CrashCourse. (2019, March 27). The secret to business writing: Crash course business – Soft skills #3 [Video]. YouTube. 

Discussion Forum Question

The textbook mentions three additional qualities of good writing: 1) meets the reader’s expectations; 2) is clear and concise, and 3) is efficient and effective. Choose a piece of writing that you have found on the internet (an article perhaps) that is business-related and that encapsulates the above qualities. Summarize and cite the source of the article. A portion of the article should be included within your discussion forum post.