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KINE 4310 Research Methods: Writing Tools

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Academic writing for Business

The Difference Between Academic Writing And Business Writing

  • Academic writing is formal, often using the third person and passive voice. Business writing is less formal, more direct and concise, using active voice.
  • Long sentences are fine in academic writing, but they are very cumbersome in business writing.
  • Students need to show a wide vocabulary so they use complex words and long sentences. Business writers must get their ideas across quickly, so they use simple words and short sentences.

Academic writing for Business Students

  • Institute of Leadership & Management. (2012). Writing for Business: Vol. 5th ed. Routledge.

  • Nathan, Philip. (2013). Academic writing in the business school: The genre of the business case report. Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 12. 57–68. 10.1016/j.jeap.2012.11.003.

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