Business Documents

General Business Writing Issues

Higher Order Concerns: Is Your Document Sound? (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
Overview of higher order concerns for business documents.

Lower Order Concerns: Does Your Document Look Professional? (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
Overview of lower order concerns for business documents.

Business (Colorado State University)
List of links leading to information about how to write various types of business documents, from case studies and resumes to press releases and e-mails.

Business Letters

Writing the Basic Business Letter (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
Introduction to the various parts and formats of a basic business letter.

Writing Guide: Business Letters (Colorado State University)
Guide to writing a business letter.

Cover Letter Overview (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
Overview of employment cover letters.

How to Write a Business Letter (UW-Madison Writing Center)
Examples on how to format business letters in both block and indented form.

Cover Letters (UW-Madison Writing Center)
Discusses what to include in a cover letter and how to format it.

Memos and Reports

Writing Guide: Writing Memos (Colorado State University)
Introduction to writing an effective business memo.

Parts of a Memo (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
Analysis of the components of a business memo.


Resume Workshop (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
Online workshop that covers each major section of a resume.

Resume Guide (Trinity College)
Discusses the composition of a resume and provides useful tips.