3330_Chap_07_Insley_Text_Revised_2008

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Unformatted text preview: MGMT 3330 – Communicating in Business Lecture Notes for Chapter 7. Professor Mike Sexton Department of Management – COBA The University of North Texas Office: 213b Email:[email protected] © 2 4 The Writing Process: Editing and Revising Documents Chapter 7 © 2 4 2 Revision • If you analyze and nit-pick each sentence as you create it, your writing will be a slow, tortuous process. • Especially Linear Writers! © 2 4 3 Why Revise? • Many businesspeople believe that rewriting is needless, and time consuming. • Many people don’t edit or revise. • This will cause you grief. © 2 4 4 Step 3: Revision • Content : Consider your purpose, audience; edit words and sentences, and expand on paragraphs • Organization : Focus on organization, clarity and tone, change order of sentences and paragraphs • Audience : Format, readability, grammatical errors © 2 4 5 Revising For Content • Consider the “Old B-Com Model” – Introduce the topic – Expand on the topic – Summarize the topic © 2 4 6 Revising For Content • Look at the: – Purpose of the document – Introduction – Body – Conclusion – Is this ethical writing? MGMT 3330 – Communicating in Business Lecture Notes for Chapter 7. Professor Mike Sexton Department of Management – COBA The University of North Texas Office: 213b Email:[email protected] © 2 4 7 Revising for Organization • Convert from writer-based prose to reader- based prose. – Introduction – First sentence – Transition words – Headings • Three levels © 2 4 8 Reader-Friendly Document • Layout – Text on page • Typography – Visual features © 2 4 9 Using Layout • White Space – Free of text/ art • Margins • Line spacing – Single with double for paragraphs – Widows and orphans • Indentation • Justification © 2 4 10 Page Layout • Justified – flush left and right, used by...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course MGMT 3330 taught by Professor Insley during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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