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It is almost certainly the case that totalitarian systems cannot allow a society to have what we would define as stable social relationships Totalitarianism prevents stable social relationships Do not try to predict future events that will completely revolutionize society Do not try to predict revolutionary events 24
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Writing Style Sentences Glue between sentences (that is, the flow of idea) to form a paragraph Complex sentences 25
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Cohesion among sentences From familiar to new Consistency of subjects
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Create a Natural Flow Among Sentences Some astonishing questions about the nature of the universe have been raised by scientists studying black holes in space. The collapse of a dead star into a point no larger than a marble creates a black hole. So much matter compressed into so little volume changes the fabric of space around it in puzzling ways. Some astonishing questions about the nature of the universe have been raised by scientists studying black holes in space. A black hole is created by the collapse of a dead star into a point no larger than a marble. So much matter compressed into so little volume changes the fabric of space around it in puzzling ways. 27
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How a Reader Processes a Sentence? Familiar (short, simple) New (long, complex) A sentence Topic Stre s s 28
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Familiar Already introduced in the previous sentence (used to create a flow) “…by scientists studying black holes in space. A black hole is created…” A general knowledge or not surprising information for the reader “… So much matter compressed into so little volume changes the fabric of space around it in puzzling ways. Astronomers have reported that…” Should be short and simple Ideally, a character close to its action 29
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Familiar and Topic Position The topic position is defined by the character and its action It gives a theme/topic to the sentence 30
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New New information to the readers that they cannot anticipate As a general rule, move complex and technical terms at the end of sentences A sociometric and actuarial analysis of Social Security revenues and disbursements for the last six decades to determine changes in projecting deficits is the subject of this study. In this study, we analyze Social Security revenues and disbursements for the last six decades, using sociometric and actuarial criteria to determine changes in projecting deficits. 31
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New and Stress Position The stress position is at the end of the sentence Users will implicitly get that the last few words have a higher importance The stress position is not the entire new part of the sentence, it is only the last few words Compare the stress: History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire History of the Roman Empire’s Decline and Fall 32
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Familiar and New “A black hole is created by the collapse of a dead star into a point no larger than a marble.” T o pic Stress Use the active and passive voice to respect this rule 33
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Is It Possible to Always Imbricate Sentences?
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