Put it in Writing

This book shows you how to: Write clearly, effectively, and quickly Improve letters and reports, technical and non-technical Develop a pleasing style Project a positive image of yourself and your company Avoid common errors in grammar, ...

Author: Albert Joseph

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0070393087

Category: Business & Economics

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Guidelines for writing effective business reports cover organization, grammar, punctuation, commonly misused words, proofreading, and political correctness

How to Write Clearly

Almost every English boy can be taught to write clearly, so far at least as ... and far more difficult to learn; but clear writing can be reduced to rules.

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

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ISBN: 9783734070679

Category: Fiction

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How to Write Clearly

Writing clearly does not imply thinking clearly. A man may think and reason as
obscurely as Dogberry himself, but he may (though it is not probable that he will)
be able to write clearly for all that. Writing clearly — so far as arrangement of
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Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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Category: English language

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How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Composition

The art of writing forcibly is, of course, a valuable acquisition—almost as valuable as the art of writing clearly. But forcible expression is not, ...

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465614339

Category: English language

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Almost every English boy can be taught to write clearly, so far at least as clearness depends upon the arrangement of words. Force, elegance, and variety of style are more difficult to teach, and far more difficult to learn; but clear writing can be reduced to rules. To teach the art of writing clearly is the main object of these Rules and Exercises. Ambiguity may arise, not only from bad arrangement, but also from other causes—from the misuse of single words, and from confused thought. These causes are not removable by definite rules, and therefore, though not neglected, are not prominently considered in this book. My object rather is to point out some few continually recurring causes of ambiguity, and to suggest definite remedies in each case. Speeches in Parliament, newspaper narratives and articles, and, above all, resolutions at public meetings, furnish abundant instances of obscurity arising from the monotonous neglect of some dozen simple rules. The art of writing forcibly is, of course, a valuable acquisition—almost as valuable as the art of writing clearly. But forcible expression is not, like clear expression, a mere question of mechanism and of the manipulation of words; it is a much higher power, and implies much more. Writing clearly does not imply thinking clearly. A man may think and reason as obscurely as Dogberry himself, but he may (though it is not probable that he will) be able to write clearly for all that. Writing clearly—so far as arrangement of words is concerned—is a mere matter of adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and auxiliary verbs, placed and repeated according to definite rules. Even obscure or illogical thought can be clearly expressed; indeed, the transparent medium of clear writing is not least beneficial when it reveals the illogical nature of the meaning beneath it. On the other hand, if a man is to write forcibly, he must (to use a well-known illustration) describe Jerusalem as "sown with salt," not as "captured," and the Jews not as being "subdued" but as "almost exterminated" by Titus. But what does this imply? It implies knowledge, and very often a great deal of knowledge, and it implies also a vivid imagination. The writer must have eyes to see the vivid side of everything, as well as words to describe what he sees. Hence forcible writing, and of course tasteful writing also, is far less a matter of rules than is clear writing; and hence, though forcible writing is exemplified in the exercises, clear writing occupies most of the space devoted to the rules.

How to Write Clearly

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Author: Edwin A. Abbott

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How to Write Clearly

These causes are not removable by definite rules, and therefore, though not neglected, are not prominently considered in this book.

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: BL:A0021922389

Category: English language

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Almost every English boy can be taught to write clearly, so far at least as clearness depends upon the arrangement of words. Force, elegance, and variety of style are more difficult to teach, and far more difficult to learn; but clear writing can be reduced to rules. To teach the art of writing clearly is the main object of these Rules and Exercises. Ambiguity may arise, not only from bad arrangement, but also from other causes—from the misuse of single words, and from confused thought. These causes are not removable by definite rules, and therefore, though not neglected, are not prominently considered in this book. My object rather is to point out some few continually recurring causes of ambiguity, and to suggest definite remedies in each case. Speeches in Parliament, newspaper narratives and articles, and, above all, resolutions at public meetings, furnish abundant instances of obscurity arising from the monotonous neglect of some dozen simple rules. The art of writing forcibly is, of course, a valuable acquisition—almost as valuable as the art of writing clearly. But forcible expression is not, like clear expression, a mere question of mechanism and of the manipulation of words; it is a much higher power, and implies much more. Writing clearly does not imply thinking clearly. A man may think and reason as obscurely as Dogberry himself, but he may (though it is not probable that he will) be able to write clearly for all that. Writing clearly—so far as arrangement of words is concerned—is a mere matter of adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and auxiliary verbs, placed and repeated according to definite rules. Even obscure or illogical thought can be clearly expressed; indeed, the transparent medium of clear writing is not least beneficial when it reveals the illogical nature of the meaning beneath it. On the other hand, if a man is to write forcibly, he must (to use a well-known illustration) describe Jerusalem as "sown with salt," not as "captured," and the Jews not as being "subdued" but as "almost exterminated" by Titus. But what does this imply? It implies knowledge, and very often a great deal of knowledge, and it implies also a vivid imagination. The writer must have eyes to see the vivid side of everything, as well as words to describe what he sees. Hence forcible writing, and of course tasteful writing also, is far less a matter of rules than is clear writing; and hence, though forcible writing is exemplified in the exercises, clear writing occupies most of the space devoted to the rules.

How to Write Clearly Rules

These causes are not removable by definite rules, and therefore, though not neglected, are not prominently considered in this book.My object rather is to point out some few continually recurring causes of ambiguity, and to suggest definite ...

Author: Edwin A Abbott

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ISBN: 9798607723620

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Almost every English boy can be taught to write clearly, so far at least as clearness depends upon the arrangement of words. Force, elegance, and variety of style are more difficult to teach, andfar more difficult to learn; but clear writing can be reduced to rules. To teach the art of writing clearly is the main object of these Rules and Exercises.Ambiguity may arise, not only from bad arrangement, but also from other causes-from the misuse of single words, and from confused thought. These causes are not removable by definite rules, and therefore, though not neglected, are not prominently considered in this book.My object rather is to point out some few continually recurring causes of ambiguity, and to suggest definite remedies in each case. Speeches in Parliament, newspaper narratives and articles, and, above all, resolutions at public meetings, furnish abundant instances of obscurity arising from the monotonous neglect of some dozen simple rules.The art of writing forcibly is, of course, a valuable acquisition-almost as valuable as the art of writing clearly. But forcible expression is not, like clear expression, a mere question of mechanism and of the manipulation of words; it is a much higher power, and implies much more.Writing clearly does not imply thinking clearly. A man may think and reason as obscurely as Dogberry himself, but he may (though it is not probable that he will) be able to write clearly for all that. Writing clearly so far as arrangement of words is concerned-is a mere matter of adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and auxiliary verbs, placed and repeated according to definite rules. Even obscure or illogical thought can be clearly expressed; indeed, the transparent medium of clear writing is not least beneficial when it reveals the illogical nature of the meaning beneath it.On the other hand, if a man is to write forcibly, he must (to use a well-known illustration) describe Jerusalem as "sown with salt," not as "captured," and the Jews not as being "subdued" but as "almost exterminated" by Titus. But what does this imply? It implies knowledge, and very often a great deal of knowledge, and it implies also a vivid imagination. The writer must have eyes to see the vivid side of everything, as well as words to describe what he sees. Hence forcible writing, and of course tasteful writing also, is far less a matter of rules than is clear writing; and hence, though forcible writing is exemplified in the exercises, clear writing occupies most of thespace devoted to the rules

How to Write Clearly

Almost every English boy can be taught to write clearly, so far at least as clearness depends upon the arrangement of words.

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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Almost every English boy can be taught to write clearly, so far at least as clearness depends upon the arrangement of words. Force, elegance, and variety of style are more difficult to teach, and far more difficult to learn; but clear writing can be reduced to rules. To teach the art of writing clearly is the main object of these Rules and Exercises.

How to Write Clearly

These causes are not removable by definite rules, and therefore, though not neglected, are not prominently considered in this book.

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Almost every English boy can be taught to write clearly, so far at least as clearness depends upon the arrangement of words. Force, elegance, and variety of style are more difficult to teach, and far more difficult to learn; but clear writing can be reduced to rules. To teach the art of writing clearly is the main object of these Rules and Exercises.Ambiguity may arise, not only from bad arrangement, but also from other causes-from the misuse of single words, and from confused thought. These causes are not removable by definite rules, and therefore, though not neglected, are not prominently considered in this book.

Clear and Concise

And when your words are lucid and focused, your thinking becomes sharper, and you become more impressive and more productive. Clear & Concise is the only writing guide you will ever need.

Author: Susan McKerihan

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781925203004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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How well do you write? Good communication is a skill required by all professionals. Whether you're preparing reports, conducting reviews or simply writing emails, expressing your ideas clearly and persuasively is fundamental to your success in the workplace. Susan McKerihan has spent over twenty years assisting corporate clients to perfect their written communications. In Clear & Concise she shares her secrets, using real-world examples to show how to avoid common writing traps, such as wordiness, ambiguity and repetition. By eliminating these habitual errors from your work and by using a logical top-down structure, you can improve the readability of your writing. And when your words are lucid and focused, your thinking becomes sharper, and you become more impressive and more productive. Clear & Concise is the only writing guide you will ever need.

How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Composition

How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Composition: Large print by Edwin A. Abbott Almost every English boy can be taught to write clearly, so far at least as clearness depends upon the arrangement of words.

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How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Composition: Large print by Edwin A. Abbott Almost every English boy can be taught to write clearly, so far at least as clearness depends upon the arrangement of words. Force, elegance, and variety of style are more difficult to teach, and far more difficult to learn; but clear writing can be reduced to rules. To teach the art of writing clearly is the main object of these Rules and Exercises.

How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Composition

How to Write Clearly: Rules and Exercises on English Composition "The art of writing forcibly is, of course, a valuable acquisition - almost as valuable as the art of writing clearly.

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How to Write Clearly: Rules and Exercises on English Composition "The art of writing forcibly is, of course, a valuable acquisition - almost as valuable as the art of writing clearly. But forcible expression is not, like clear expression, a mere question of mechanism and of the manipulation of words; it is a much higher power, and implies much more." "How to Write Clearly: Rules and Exercises on English Composition" has a beautiful glossy cover and a blank page for the dedication.

Writing Clearly

Each chapter in this hands-on guide focuses on key steps in the writing process, identifying the shared and differing skills demanded by each type of writing, be it a persuasive essay, a business letter, or a scientific report.

Author: Dawn Sova

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471649250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Improve your writing skills at your own pace How do you target a specific audience in writing? What makes up astrong thesis statement? Is there a trick to maintaining clearcommunication in cyberspace? How do you achieve unity and coherencein a final draft? With Writing Clearly: A Self-Teaching Guide,you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more aboutthe basics of communicating effectively through the writtenword. Each chapter in this hands-on guide focuses on key steps in thewriting process, identifying the shared and differing skillsdemanded by each type of writing, be it a persuasive essay, abusiness letter, or a scientific report. The straightforward,structured format of Writing Clearly makes it fully accessible,providing an easy-to-understand, comprehensive overview foreveryone-from students beginning to build skills, to adults lookingto improve their writing, to the experienced writer hoping tofurther hone skills in a certain area. Like all Self-Teaching Guides, Writing Clearly allows you to buildgradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions andself-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow youto skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed withuseful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is avaluable learning tool and reference source for anyone who wants todevelop or improve his or her basic writing skills.