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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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2010 for the course COM 2610 taught by Professor O'donnell during the Summer '10 term at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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