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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:Sexton@unt.edu 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 dont 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:Sexton@unt.edu 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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