Resources for Success

Disclaimer:  The Richards College of Business provides these links as samples of web resources available to assist students with skills review, and consequently, the Richards College of Business has no control over the content on these sites.  If, however, you detect an issue with any of the sites given here, please contact us at rcob@westga.edu.

Basic Grammar Skills

Affect or Effect

Would of or Would have

Communication Skills

Oral Presentation Tips 

  • Former Instructor Gail Reid's Public Speaking Outline (PDF, 61K) from The Department of Mass Communication at the University of West Georgia
  • This is a series of four videos from former UWG Mass Communication instructor Chris McDowell on: developing ideas for an essay or presentation, arranging information, writing topic sentences and main idea sentences, and writing a presentation outline. Watch them in order for best results.
  1. Writing an essay/presentation outline, Video Part 1: Information Arrangement Strategies
  2. Writing an essay/presentation outline, Video Part 2: Thesis Trees
  3. Writing an essay/presentation outline, Video Part 3: How to write about anything
  4. Writing an essay/presentation outline, Video Part 4: Going from a Thesis Tree to a Written Outline

Basic Grammar and Spelling 

How to Write an Essay 

How to Write a Professional Email 

Library 

Phone Conversations 

Plagiarism 

How to Correctly Research and Cite Sources

Reliable vs. Unreliable Sources 

Writing a Case Analysis 

Writing a Memo

Writing a Paragraph 

Writing a 5-Paragraph Essay 

Writing a Research Paper 

Other Business Skills

CIA World Factbook Site 

  • https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/
    (contains detailed information about nearly every country in the world
    and is very easy to use. Categories include Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues)

Economics 

Job Search Assistance 

Small Business 

Leadership Skills 

Proper Dress for Presentations/
Interviews 

Social Media

World History 

Affordable Colleges Foundation Business Concentration Guides: