Fat Free Writing

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The activities and techniques outlined in this book will teach you to communicate clearly, correctly, and concisely; format documents for maximum impact; use shirtsleeve English to get your point across; tailor your communication to different learning styles; and simplify your messages to ensure they will get read.

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Overview

The activities and techniques outlined in this book will teach you to communicate clearly, correctly, and concisely; format documents for maximum impact; use shirtsleeve English to get your point across; tailor your communication to different learning styles; and simplify your messages to ensure they will get read.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560525868
  • Publisher: Axzo Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: Crisp Fifty-Minute Book Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Four Communication Styles Three Learning Styles Assessing Your Communication Style A Matter of Style Part 1: Use Shirtsleeve English Shirtsleeve Strategies Use Short, Familiar Words Get Rid of Word Weeds Eliminate Time-Wasters Avoid Stuffiness and Cliches Be Positive in Tone Be Specific and Concrete Don't Jargonize Make Items Parallel Keep Terms Consistent Part 2: Use Power Language Verbs Are Power Words Use Active Voice Go for the Verb! Avoid Wimp-Speak Part 3: K.I.S.S. - Keep It Short & Simple! It Is Simply Faster Write Shorter Sentences Create Must-Read Reference Lines Get Right to the Point Close with a Bang! Write Shorter Paragraphs Use Transitions Part 4: Format for Your Reader's Eye Design Your Page Visually Use Headings and Labels Make Memos and Letters Scannable Make Email Effective Appendix Punctuation Update Proofreading Tips Numbers in Writing Test Your Word Usage Author's Suggested Responses to Exercises Recommended Reading

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