CheckPoint: Creating Effective Documents
This course has covered various types of business communication—each with its own format and characteristics. In other college courses, you will write academic papers formatted according to guidelines in the Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook. This CheckPoint provides you with an opportunity to compare the ways business and academic writing are similar and different.
Resources: Microsoft® Word tutorial, Designing Documents Tutorial, and Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook
Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum
Review the Microsoft® Word tutorial, the Designing Documents Tutorial at http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/techcomm/content/cat_030/designWP/index.html, and Chapter 1 in Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook.
Address the following in 200-300 words: Suggest two tips for creating academic documents not mentioned in the resource information. Which guidelines do you think are most important for formatting papers? Which guidelines appear less important to the message of a business document but more important to the message of an academic paper? Explain your answers.
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