Most upper-division courses taken by foreign language majors and minors in US colleges and universities involve some form of academic writing. Students who transpose this writing style to the business setting risk being unsuccessful. The purpose of this article is to highlight how these styles of writing differ so that language instructors teaching business courses in departments of modern languages can better prepare students for the needs of the twenty-first-century workplace. Our students need to be taught explicitly the differences and given an opportunity to practice the business style of writing.
Vásquez, Félix S.
"Differences between Academic and Business Writing,"
Global Business Languages: Vol. 18
, Article 8.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/gbl/vol18/iss1/8