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Business Writing

Fundamentals of business writing and sources about the different types of business writing


This LibGuide has everything you will ever need to know about business writing. For a more fundamental understanding of business writing, go to the "Business Writing Basics" page. To learn more about a specific type of business writing (business letters, proposals, memos, and more), go to the "Business Correspondence" page. The "Related Business Databases" page lists related business databases and LibGuides that Kent State has to offer.

Selected Courses from LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (formerly is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, writing, and business skills. All Kent State faculty, staff, and students have access to LinkedIn Learning at no charge. Login at Here is a list of just a few of the programs on business writing available on LinkedIn Learning:

  • Business Writing Principles
  • Business Writing Strategies
  • Writing Formal Business Letters and Emails
  • Writing a Business Report
  • Writing a Proposal
  • Writing a Press Release
  • Writing a Business Case
  • Writing Under a Deadline
  • Learning to Write for the Web
  • Note-Taking for Business Professionals

Kent State Writing Commons

The Writing Commons can help any Kent State student at any stage of the writing process. Tutors are more than happy to work with you on brainstorming, thesis writing, sentence structure, grammar, citations, editing, and more! Many tutors are also well-versed in business writing and are willing to help you with related projects! To schedule an appointment or learn more about what the Writing Commons has to offer, click here.

Citation Help

Citing sources is critically important not only during your college career but in your future professional career as well. To get help with citing sources correctly, visit the Citation Tools LibGuide. Created specifically for students by librarians, this LibGuide can give you helpful links for APA, MLA, Chicago, AMA, and CSE / CBE citation styles. It also has a list of citation generators, writing guides, and workshops to help you. 


According to Kent State University policy, plagiarism is "taking another person's ideas and presenting them as your own." Plagiarism is taken very seriously at Kent State. To learn more about what plagiarism is and how to avoid doing it, visit Kent State's Plagiarism page.