Higher Education

The Basics: Writing, 2nd Edition

  • A.C. "Buddy" Krizan Murray State University
  • Joyce P. Logan University of Kentucky
  • ISBN-10: 0538723017  |  ISBN-13: 9780538723015
  • 250 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1993
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $73.50



The Basics of Writing includes a brief review of English grammar and usage, yet focuses on basic writing skills needed in both personal and business writing. Short concise content delivers a thorough approach with clear-cut examples and exercises to reinforce learning. Use of current technology and the Internet have been incorporated throughout as well as the SCANS workplace readiness skills. Humor is also added to emphasize key principles and concepts.

Table of Contents

1. Mastering the Foundations of Writing.
2. Applying Technology to Written Communication.
3. Analyzing Writing Principles.
4. Applying the Writing Process.
5. Improving Sentence Structure.
6. Writing Effective Paragraphs.
7. Writing Essays.
8. Writing Reports and Proposals.
A. Basic Grammar.
B. Writing Mechanics.

What's New

  • Technology activities in each chapter.
  • New features for self-analysis and personal goal setting.
  • Numerous amount of teamwork activities included.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

A.C. "Buddy" Krizan

Dr. A.C. "Buddy" Krizan is professor emeritus in the College of Business and Public Affairs at Murray State University. Formerly, he served as assistant dean, department chair, and professor in the College of Business and Public Affairs. He began teaching business communication courses, seminars, and workshops in 1977. He has conducted research on a variety of topics including basic business communication, resume content, visual aids, proposals, and written and oral messages. He has served in leadership positions for national, state, and local professional organizations. Buddy has made presentations at numerous professional conferences and has published in many professional journals.

Joyce P. Logan

Dr. Joyce Logan is an associate professor emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She has taught business courses at the high school and university levels and has been a member of NBEA for over 25 years. Having worked in teaching and administrative positions for 50 years, Joyce recently retired as a faculty member in the principal preparation and doctoral programs for school leaders. Other experiences in education include school principal, regional coordinator of vocational education, school services director for the Kentucky Department of Education, office head for the Kentucky Tech system, and field coordinator for the American Council on Education. She has conducted research and presented in business and areas such as Tech Prep, adult education, and technology, as well as school leadership.