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Unformatted text preview: Diane E. Yoder Do Not Cite or Reproduce Without Permission WRITING TIPS BY DIANE YODER PPD 240 This writing guide contains the following: Tips on the Writing Process A Checklist of Questions Some Tips on How Not To Write What it doesnt contain is a worksheet (e.g., exercises) to illustrate the tips. I have such exercises and Im happy to share them. Im also happy to recommend other books and am happy to give you some personalized writing/editing tips. A few essential tips on writing should be kept in mind: Always have a purpose in mind: Youre conveying knowledge--you have to convey why that knowledge is important. Said another why: Why would anybody want to read your paper? Have a roadmap (or as journalists call it: a red thread) running through your paper--keep the reader located by using headings and good transitions. Each paragraph and section are springboards to the following ones....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2010 for the course PPD 240 taught by Professor Yoder during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07