GEB Chapter 2 Outline

GEB Chapter 2 Outline - Dritan Xhoxhi 6993-9339 Section...

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Dritan Xhoxhi 6993-9339 Section 9223 Thursday September 11, 2008 Chapter 2 Outline The most important skill I learned from reading this chapter concerned creating you-attitude. I knew prior to reading this chapter, business writing concerns itself by looking at info from readers, not a writer’s point of view. From this section I learned it is crucial to refer to the reader’s request when I write a memo, and to avoid using any emotion unless I offering sympathy is necessary. Furthermore, in positive situations, we can use the word you to boost the readers’ morale, but we should use passive voice and avoid using you in negative messages, because we should avoid placing blame on the reader. Prior to this reading, I used courtesy titles for my superiors, and individuals I did not know very well. After reading Chapter 2, I learned most professionals do not like to be called by their first names, especially by someone much younger. Furthermore, I learned the necessity to stray away from sexist language, a concept I had not given much
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