MindTap® Business Communication, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Guffey/Loewy's Business Communication: Process and Product, 8th Edition

  • Mary Ellen Guffey Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Dana Loewy California State University, Fullerton
  • ISBN-10: 1285513037  |  ISBN-13: 9781285513034
  • © 2015 | Published
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Activator Video: Zooming In - These are chapter opening videos are based on the "Zooming In" opening vignette found within the printed textbook book.
The MindTap Reader has interactive elements, including narrated PowerPoint videos that appear at the end of each learning objective, and How-to Videos. The How-to Videos replace selected images found in the printed textbook and show students interactively how to create business documents.
Study Tools: Various resources help students test their understanding in business communication, such as the Personal Language Trainer, Communication Quiz, PowerPoint slides, Beat the Clock game, and Flashcards.
Graded homework assignments from Aplia test student understanding.
The Unit Quiz challenges students to think comprehensively about multiple sections of the book.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1285514955 | ISBN-13: 9781285514956

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ePack: Business Communication: Process and Product, Loose-leaf Version, 8th + MindTap® Business Communication, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1305247639  | ISBN-13: 9781305247635

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ISBN-10:  1305513819  | ISBN-13:  9781305513815

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Bundle: Text + Student Premium Website, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card + MindTap® Business Communication, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305135776  | ISBN-13:  9781305135772

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ISBN-10:  1305591739 | ISBN-13:  9781305591738

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mary Ellen Guffey

A dedicated professional, Mary Ellen Guffey has taught business communication and business English topics for more than 35 years. She received a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Bowling Green State University; a master’s degree from the University of Illinois; and a doctorate in business and economic education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has taught at the University of Illinois, Santa Monica College, and Los Angeles Pierce College. Now recognized as the world’s leading business communication textbook author, Dr. Guffey is the founding author of three award-winning textbooks: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRODUCT, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, and BUSINESS ENGLISH. Each updated book continues to lead its market and, together, these books have helped hundreds of thousands of students around the world develop language skills. Dr. Guffey serves on the review boards of the Business and Professional Communication Quarterly and the Journal of Business Communication, publications of the Association for Business Communication. She also participates in national meetings, sponsors business communication awards, and is committed to promoting excellence in business communication pedagogy and the development of student writing skills.

Dana Loewy

Dana Loewy has been teaching business communication at California State University, Fullerton since 1996. She enjoys introducing undergraduates to business writing and honing the skills of graduate students in managerial communication. Most recently, she has also taught various German courses and is a regular guest lecturer at Fachhochschule Nürtingen, Germany. In addition to completing numerous brand-name consulting assignments, she is a certified business etiquette consultant. Dr. Loewy has collaborated with Dr. Guffey on recent editions of BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRODUCT as well as on ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION. Dr. Loewy holds a master’s degree from Bonn University, Germany, and earned a PhD in English from the University of Southern California. Fluent in several languages, among them German and Czech, her two native languages, Dr. Loewy has authored critical articles in many areas of interest -- literary criticism, translation, business communication, and business ethics. Before teaming up with Dr. Guffey, Dr. Loewy published various poetry and prose translations, most notably THE EARLY POETRY OF JAROSLAV SEIFERT and ON THE WAVES OF TSF. Active in the Association for Business Communication, Dr. Loewy focuses on creating effective teaching/learning materials for undergraduate and graduate business communication students.