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Professional English

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Grammar and Style

This unit is designed to provide you with a review of grammar and style, which will help you in all your professional writing activities.

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Unit 1:  Eight Steps to Effective Writing
Unit 2:  Effective Business Letters / Format / Style / Organization
Unit 3:  Grammar and Style Review
Unit 4:  Resumes
Unit 5:  Proposals
Unit 6:  Business Information and Research
Unit 7:  Annual Reports

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Business Week Online
New York Times
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Company Annual Reports
Report Gallery
Small Business Administration's Office of International Trade
Elements of a Grant Proposal
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Guide to Grammar and Writing
Review of Grammar and Usage
Writer's Workshop
Guide to Grammar and Style
Good Grammar, Good Style
Grammar Usage and Style
APA Style
Modern Languages Association Style
Chicago Manuel of Style

Read the article "Workers with Disabilities get support from legislation" and complete the following citation exercises as if you were citing this article in a research paper. Use the proper citation method called for in each exercise. For each exercise, indicate which paragraph you were using from the article.

  • Write three sentences that paraphrase one of the paragraphs. Cite correctly using MLA style.
  • Write another three sentences that paraphrase a different paragraph, but this time use an introductory tag identifying the author and the title of the essay. Cite correctly using APA style.
  • Write a sentence that contains a quoted phrase of five (5) words or fewer. Cite correctly using the Chicago Manuel of Style.
  • Write a least three sentences that require indenting a quotation of four lines or more. Use an introductory tag and a comment following the quote. Cite correctly using APA Style.
  • Paraphrase a sentence from the article. Cite correctly using MLA style.