Clarity in communication is essential to success in the business world. This page is a resource to aid Walker College students in improving their written and oral communication skills.
- How to cite sources - Citation rules from Belk Library
- The Elements of Style - Online version of the classic but brief guide to composition
- Writer's Handbook - Information regarding different types of writing assignments, avoiding common mistakes and how to writer more clearly
- Resources for Writers - Strategies for writing successful assignments, including strategies for introductions and conclusions
- University of Richmond Writing Center - Collection of links to aid in the overall writing process
- The Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab - Includes advice on creating thesis statement and writing a business letter
- University Writing Center at Appalachian - A great on-campus resource to improve your writing
Walker College Expectations
This writing expectations policy is intended to reinforce appropriate written communication skills among our students in the Walker College of Business. The policy is based upon the belief that it is crucial for our graduates to communicate effectively in order to succeed in the workplace.
Writing Expectations Policy (PDF, 112 KB)
Oral Communication Resources
- Presentation Tips for Public Speaking - Topics include body language, maintaining eye contact, use of humor and knowing when to stop talking.
- Strategies to Succeed in Public Speaking - Tips to improve your speaking skills and overcome the fear of speaking to a group
- Public speaking - Wikipedia entry with several links
- Study Guides and Strategies for Public Speaking - 10 rules to preparing for your oral presentation
- Public speaking anxiety - Dealing with the pressure of public speaking
- Public speaking do's and don't's - Polishing your message, including defining your motivation and dealing with Q&A sessions