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Knowledge economies require highly skilled workers to perform complex, information-based tasks with minimum supervision. Yet, studies in Canada and the United States show that even college educated workers often lack the information literacy skills necessary to perform their jobs. In this session, we will discuss how reading and writing about business trends and issues can help to improve business students’ analytical and critical thinking abilities.


Presented and published in The World Within the Words: Business Practice in Plain Language (2003): 61-72. Proceedings of the Association for Business Communication Spring Conference, Toronto, Canada, April 3-5, 2003



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