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Discussion Class Discussion Class Week 5 Week 5 Planning, Composing, and Revising
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10 techniques 10 techniques to make your writing easier to read. to make your writing easier to read. As you choose words, you should: 1. Use words that are accurate, appropriate, and familiar. 2. Use technical jargon sparingly; eliminate business jargon. As you write and revise sentences, you should: 3. Use active verbs most of the time. 4. Use verbs—not nouns—to carry the weight of sentence. 5. Eliminate wordiness. 6. Vary sentence length and sentence structure. 7. Use parallel structure. 8. Put the readers in sentences. As you write and revise paragraphs, you should: 9. Begin most paragraphs with topic sentences. 10.Use transitions to link ideas.
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1. Use Accurate, Appropriate Words Denotation —literal meanings; dictionary definitions Bypassing —two people using same word to mean different things; causes mix-ups Connotation —emotional association; attitude - / + Example, the words slim and skinny have essentially the same denotation, “thin.” The connotation of slim is positive , The connotation of skinny is negative.
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2. Use familiar word and use technical jargon sparingly Jargon—special terms of technical field Omit Business Jargon Enclosed please find Here is As per your request As you asked - Use when essential and known to reader Example As per your request, the undersigned has obtained estimates of upgrading our computer system. A copy of the estimated cost is attached hereto. Here’s the estimate you asked for on the cost of Here’s the estimate you asked for on the cost of upgrading our computer system. upgrading our computer system.
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3. Use Active Verbs Active subject of sentence does action the verb describes. Active verbs are better because Clearer Shorter • More interesting Passive subject is acted upon Passive verbs are better to— Emphasize object receiving action Give coherence by repeating word in previous sentence Avoid placing blame Passive vs. Active Verbs Passive vs. Active Verbs P: The program will be implemented by the agencies. A: The agencies will implement the program. P: These benefits are received by you. A: You receive these benefits.
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Business and Administrative Communication, 8e A. The plant manager approved the request. B. A decision will be made next month. C.This method is recommended by our customers. D.500 widgets were received by the
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