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Creating Effective Documents CheckPoint

In creating effective documents for either business or academic papers, there are formatting styles that must be followed to make sure that the readers will be able to understand the theme, for whom, how, and why the documents are made. The first chapter of Axia College of University of Phoenix Writing Style Handbook (2007) is very effective for writing academic papers. Additionally, it can also be taken into account that understanding why one has to use proper referencing style will make it easier to format not only the layout of the paper, but also the entire content.

Also, by remembering the formality of academic papers will help the writer to be consistent with the overall quality of the paper. It is very important to realize that in formatting papers the style highlights the document. Munger (n. d. ) stated that, “With styles, you can ensure consistency, because you don’t have to reformat every instance of a design element if you decide to make a change. ” Axia College of University of Phoenix Writing Style Handbook (2007) emphasizes the form and appearance that any academic paper, especially written in American Psychological Association (APA) style, must look like.

Moreover, Microsoft® Word Tutorial (2006) also teaches that in order to ensure readability, creating many types of professional documents, requires changing the font spacing, aligning the text, adjusting margins, proper indentation, etc. However, College of University of Phoenix Writing Style Handbook (2007) may be considered less appealing for making business documents, but is best to consider in writing academic papers due to its strict adherence to APA style of referencing. Academic papers need to religiously acknowledge the authors of the materials cited in the project.

In conclusion, writing effective documents for both business and academic purposes must follow proper writing guidelines to ensure delivering quality papers. References Axia College of University of Phoenix (2007, May). Writing Style Handbook. Chicago, IL: University of Phoenix. Microsoft® Word Tutorial (2006). Understanding Office. Retrieved April 30, 2008, from http://corptrain. phoenix. edu/office_tools/word_root. htm Munger, R. (n. d. ). Designing Documents with a Word Processor: A Tutorial by Roger Munger. Retrieved April 30, 2008, from http://bcs. bedfordstmartins. com/techcomm/content/cat_030/designWP/1_home. html

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