Lecture #9 - Writing for Readability

Implementation use the find function in word and

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Unformatted text preview: ce is, “effort has been expended by the Minerals industry.”   Logical order of initiator of action, then action. Example Revised: The Minerals industry has expended considerable research effort in order to understand and develop processes for the precipitation of arsenic from aqueous process liquors in a stable, environmentally acceptable form for disposal. Step 3: Strengthen Verbs by Moving Them Up the Scale Where Possible   One of the key concepts is “precipitation”   Infinitive: “to precipitate” Example Revised: The Minerals industry has expended considerable research effort understanding and developing processes to precipitate arsenic from aqueous process liquors in a stable, environmentally acceptable form for disposal. Implementation   Use the “Find” function in Word, and highlight every instance of the words:  Is  Are  Was  Were Positioning the Verb Example  ­ Original Example Original: The influence of physiochemical properties of microbial floc, namely extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) and hydrophobicity, on ultraviolet (UV) disinfection of a sequencing batch reactor effluent was studied. Example  ­ Revised Example Revised: This paper studies the influence of two physiochemical properties of microbial floc, namely extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) and hydrophobicity, on ultraviolet (UV) disinfection of a sequencing batch reactor. Implementation   Scan document & look for verb placement   Try to reword them so that the verbs are moved toward the beginning of the sentence...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2014 for the course COMM 1050 taught by Professor Jennajacobson during the Fall '13 term at UOIT.

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