2013 Illinois International Journal of
May 17-20, 2013
Symposium on Tax Research
September 19-20, 2013
Department of Accountancy
University of Illinois
360 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
The Project Discovery (PD) Accountancy curriculum is designed to enrich the student education at Illinois. Through this curriculum, students gain crucial accounting knowledge; they also develop important communication skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. These skills can provide a competitive edge when being considered for internships, employment, or graduate schools.
The PD Communications Team review papers and presentations based on four important criteria:
• Coherence—organization and unity
• Clarity—effectiveness at communicating intended meaning clearly and persuasively
• Conciseness—simplicity and precision of language
• Mechanics—conformity with rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling
For more detailed information, please see the PD Communications Informational Flyer.
General communications questions?
Avoiding Casual/Opinionated Language and Using Numbers/Symbols Appropriately
Student’s Guide to Memo Writing
Student’s Guide to Report Writing
Student’s Guide to Letter Writing
Student’s Guide to Oral Presentations
Student’s Handbook for ESL learners and non-native speakers: This web-based document provides non-native English speakers with more detailed coverage of the criteria reviewed by the Communications Team. The Handbook also includes practice exercises and answer keys for each topic.
Questions/Comments: Please contact Kelly Lewis, Associate Director of Communications, via email (email@example.com).