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

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 ...

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

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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

Writing Public Prose

Guaranteed to make every word count and maintain an appropriate energy level, this expert handbook is also filled with real-world examples of published writing--both good and bad--providing quick and humorous advice for all writers looking ...

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 9781936863273

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Offering aspiring authors dependable skills beyond the high school classroom, this reference covers the essentials of composing superior prose. Clear instructions on all aspects are featured, including approaching a topic, penning a solid introduction, bringing a story together, and editing for precision. Guaranteed to make every word count and maintain an appropriate energy level, this expert handbook is also filled with real-world examples of published writing--both good and bad--providing quick and humorous advice for all writers looking to showcase their work in speeches, broadcasting, or on the internet.

How to Write Clearly

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How to Write Clearly By Edwin 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. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

How to Write Clearly

These are hints, not rules, and when applying them you should take account of your target readers and the purpose of your document.

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European Commission staff have to write many different types of documents. Whatever the type - legislation, a technical report, minutes, a press release or speech - a clear document will be more effective, and more easily and quickly understood. This guide will help you to write clearly whether you are using your own language or one of the other official languages, all of which are also working languages of the Commission according to Council Regulation No 1/1958 (still valid today!). These are hints, not rules, and when applying them you should take account of your target readers and the purpose of your document.

How to Write Clearly

To teach the art of writing clearly is the main object of these Rules and Exercises.Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need ...

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.Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]

Writing Clearly Guidebook

This lively presention of how to write clearly includes many examples of how to focus thoughts and create clearly understood writing.

Author: Daniel Farb

Publisher: UniversityOfHealthCare

ISBN: 9781594912672

Category: Business & Economics

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This lively presention of how to write clearly includes many examples of how to focus thoughts and create clearly understood writing. It contains many of Dr. Farb’s own writing techniques and contains exercises drawn from business periodicals. Readers will enjoy the approachable, compact, conversational style of the title.

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. 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.

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.

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

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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.

Writing to Learn

This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062244697

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.

How to Organize and Write a Legal Memo

13.1 Purpose Every attorney must be able to write clearly, regardless of the
attorney's area of practice. The most insightful, comprehensive, best-supported
written analysis or discussion will not be effective for its organizational purpose if
the ...

Author: Paul Falon

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781543821154

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"This book explains how to organize and write legal memoranda that will communicate information to the reader clearly and effectively. It is written primarily for first-year law students, but upper-class law students and practicing attorneys can also use it, to produce more effective legal memoranda or written legal analyses generally"--

English Lessons for English People

HOW TO WRITE CLEARLY . Rules and Exercises on English Composition . By
Rev . EDWIN A . ABBOTT , M . A . , Head Master of the City of London School .
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Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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Category: English language

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Claire s Clear Writing Tips

These tips on writing in English expand upon the guide 'How to write clearly', which is available in all official EU languages"--Page 2.

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ISBN: OCLC:922986339

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"Claire is the face of the European Commission's 'Clear Writing Campaign'. As her name (meaning 'clear' in French) suggests, she is an expert on clear writing. Here she presents some detailed practical tips to help EU staff avoid common pitfalls and draft more clearly. These tips on writing in English expand upon the guide 'How to write clearly', which is available in all official EU languages"--Page 2.

How to Parse

Emphasis ( Gr . emphaino , “ [ make clear " ) . Stress of the voice laid on particular
words or syllables in order to make the meaning clear . Epigram ... Intentional “
bathos " sometimes borders on " epigram " See How to Write Clearly , Par . 42 .

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN6H2L

Category: English language

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