June 15, 2011 AB - option Everyone likes having their own...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/20/11 Vague pronouns in reports Make sure “this” and “it” refer to something specific. Reader shouldn’t have to ask “This… what??. ..”
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9/20/11 Reasons for Assembly Plant Shutdown This happened because….[poor: vague pronoun] Reasons for Assembly Plant Shutdown The assembly plant shut down on
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9/20/11 Need a complete, “stand-alone” topic sentence. Computers Save Time They are able to process information much faster than the human brain and. . . Computers Save Time
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9/20/11 Style and tone: In any business communication, including this assignment, you are not a robot talking to other robots.
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9/20/11 It’s OK to Use "I". Don’t write the report in the passive voice as though some unknown person wrote it. The websites were researched… Research was done. . . Three popular options will be discussed…
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9/20/11 Be Specific These are all vague statements: To get this information, I viewed a lot of web sites. The first option is better than the second
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Unformatted text preview: option. Everyone likes having their own gym. This 9/20/11 Replace Vague Language A lot of Great Plenty Better Not as good as Incredible, amazing, fantastic 9/20/11 The n and Tha n Ongoing financial discounts are more expensive th a n [not th e n] wellness assessments. 9/20/11 You are human! So is your reader! Write in a way that reflects that basic fact! For a short report, write as though you’re delivering your report orally (plain English, conversational tone) 9/20/11 Those who do best on the report constantly check the assignment memo, evaluation criteria, and notes while preparing their report constantly remember to shape their report with their report’s purpose in mind think hard about giving specific details and examples and avoid vagueness, generalizations, and opinions Make sure they have documented their sources thoroughly and accurately examine their work critically and set aside sufficient time to revise...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course COMM 2290 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Saint Mary's University Texas.

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