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What not to write: an intervention in written communication skills for accounting students

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What not to write : an intervention in written communication skills for accounting students. / Graham, Alan; Hampton, Martin; Willett, Caroline.

In: International Journal of Management in Education, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2010, p. 67-74.

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Harvard

Graham, A, Hampton, M & Willett, C 2010, 'What not to write: an intervention in written communication skills for accounting students', International Journal of Management in Education, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 67-74.

APA

Graham, A., Hampton, M., & Willett, C. (2010). What not to write: an intervention in written communication skills for accounting students. International Journal of Management in Education, 8(2), 67-74.

Vancouver

Graham A, Hampton M, Willett C. What not to write: an intervention in written communication skills for accounting students. International Journal of Management in Education. 2010;8(2):67-74.

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Graham, Alan ; Hampton, Martin ; Willett, Caroline. / What not to write : an intervention in written communication skills for accounting students. In: International Journal of Management in Education. 2010 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 67-74.

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