Business Writing Resources

The Really Useful Quick-Guide to Australian Punctuation

Punctuation is easy, but you need to learn a few rules. Click on the image below for a PDF version of The Really Useful Guide to Australian Punctuation.

Business Writing Resources: The Really Useful Guide to Australian Punctuation

Business Writing Self Assessment Questionnaire

Start your writing skills improvement plan by clicking on the image below for a PDF version of our Business Writing Skills: Self Assessment Questionnaire. Rate yourself out of 5 on your knowledge and understanding of the points covered. You have to start somewhere, and it will give you a guide to where you should put your effort. Do the questionnaire again in 3 months and see how you’ve improved.

Business Writing Resources: Business Writing Skills Self Assessment Questionnaire

Structure and Content of a Business Case

A persuasive business case presents the right information in a logical and easily understood format. Tell them what you want. Tell them why you want it. Keep your argument at the centre of your case. Don’t lose it in the detail. Click on the image below for a PDF version of our suggested structure and content for a business case.

Business Writing Resources: Structure and Content of Business cases

So you’d like to improve your knowledge of grammar?

Don’t stress about grammar. Commit to improving your knowledge over time. Get yourself a decent Australian dictionary and a good Australian usage guide, or spend time on Google looking at Australian resources. The recently revised and now online Australian Government Style Manual is a terrific free resource.

Start by searching for answers to the questions below. They’re completely random, but you have to start somewhere. Click on the image for a PDF.

Business Writing Resources: Grammar Guide

The Apostrophe Song iPhone App

Put the apostrophe back in its place! Have some fun, learn the rules, beat the clock, test your skills. Pleasantly addictive. And FREE.

The Apostrophe Song iPhone App

The Grammar Song (Word Nation)

Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions and exclamations. They’re all here in The Grammar Song (Word Nation), and it’s useful to know what they do. Refresh the page if you can’t see the video.

Click on the lyrics below for sheet music.

The Grammar Song (Word Nation)

Mind Mapping

Mind mapping is a great way to organise the information in your head, before writing. It’s not for everybody but if you enjoy working through the image below, it could transform your approach.

For every significant document, get together with a colleague or two and brainstorm (1) who is your audience, (2) how do you want your audience to respond, and (3) what must you do to get this response from your audience. Click on the image for a PDF.

Mind Mapping.

To summarise…

Principles of effective business writing. Click on the image for a PDF.

Business Writing Resources: Principles of Effective Business Writing.