Writing & Formatting Your Assignments

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8/6/2008 2610—Introduction to Technical Communications
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8/6/2008 Lesson 1: What makes Reader-friendly Writing ? White space Paragraph length Sentence length Bulleted and numbered lists Font and point size Emphasis
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8/6/2008 White Space White Space Gray Space Black Space or Headings
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8/6/2008 White Space A page that's overflowing with text discourages readers Use lots of white space 1-inch top and bottom margins 1.25-inch left and right margins For some assignments, use a 1.5 line spacing
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8/6/2008 Paragraph Length Your shortest paragraph should consist of two complete sentences Each paragraph should be a maximum of nine lines in length "Paragraph" has nine letters
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8/6/2008 Sentence Length Average sentences are 15 words in length Lawyers write sentences in the 60+ range Sentences consisting of nine words or less are considered simplistic "Sentence length" has 15 characters.
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8/6/2008 Lists Readers are drawn to bulleted and numbered lists when browsing use this to your advantage
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8/6/2008 Lists Use bulleted lists whenever the order of the items isn't important and use numbered lists if the order is important 1.
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