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

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 ...

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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ISBN: OXFORD:600085044

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, like clear expression, a mere question of mechanism and of the manipulation of words; ...

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

Reproduction of the original: How to Write Clearly by Edwin A. Abbott

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

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ISBN: 9783734070662

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Reproduction of the original: How to Write Clearly by Edwin A. Abbott

Writing Clearly

The third edition of Writing Clearly: Grammar for Editing helps students become independent self-editors through thorough error analysis.

Author: Janet Lane

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 111135197X

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The third edition of Writing Clearly: Grammar for Editing helps students become independent self-editors through thorough error analysis. Focusing on the fifteen most common areas of difficulties for English language learners, this definitive guide offers clear grammar explanations, self-help strategies, and additional exercises for practice.

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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ISBN: 1974691721

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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.

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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ISBN: 9798590054619

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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.

Writing at Work

Based on workshops developed by the Plain English Foundation, this is a practical, well-tested manual for anyone who needs to get it right the first time when they're writing reports, tenders, letters and other documents at work.

Author: Neil James

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN: 1741752183

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

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Effective writing is a key to professional success. Getting your message across clearly and persuasively can make all the difference to your career. Whether you work in government or law, business or finance, engineering or IT, the chances are that writing takes up a fair part of your day. But in every workplace, even the best ideas can fail if you cannot communicate clearly. Writing at Work gives you a practical toolbox to write more effective submissions, reports, letters, emails and memos. Whether you need help with planning a document, structuring the text, selecting the right tone or reviewing the final product, this book has the practical tools to achieve your writing goals.

How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Composition

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1290727457

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

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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

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.

Writer Hacks

This book includes: - Chapter 1: Modern Writer's Guide to Craft - Chapter 2: Modern Writer's Guide to Form - Chapter 3: Modern Writer's Guide to Routines - Chapter 4: Modern Writer's Guide to Time Management and Optimization - Chapter 5: ...

Author: Arturo Hauffe

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798461778477

Category:

Page: 130

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At university, it is important to convey your meaning with absolute clarity, in a way that will be understood by any reader, regardless of whether or not English is their first language. If you make a concerted effort, you can refine your writing skills so that you don't tire out your reader and so your most important points are articulated with crystal clear precision. This tutorial will explore how to write clearly, concisely and precisely. This book includes: - Chapter 1: Modern Writer's Guide to Craft - Chapter 2: Modern Writer's Guide to Form - Chapter 3: Modern Writer's Guide to Routines - Chapter 4: Modern Writer's Guide to Time Management and Optimization - Chapter 5: Modern Writer's Guide to Journalism - Chapter 6: The SEO Essentials - Chapter 7: Creating Blog Strategies: 3 Steps to Take and 4 to Avoid - Chapter 8: Amplify Content Through Social Media - Chapter 9: Optimize Your 'Creative Spend.' - Chapter 10: A Day in the Life of a Writer - Chapter 11: Favorite Writer Hacks - Chapter 12: Must-Read Books for Every Writer

How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Compostion

*15. Emphatic words must stand in emphatic positions; i.e. for the most part, at the beginning or at the end of the sentence.* This rule occasionally supersedes the common rules about position.

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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ISBN: 1713452251

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*15. Emphatic words must stand in emphatic positions; i.e. for the most part, at the beginning or at the end of the sentence.* This rule occasionally supersedes the common rules about position. Thus, the place for an adverb, as a rule, should be between the subject and verb: "He quickly left the room;" but if quickly is to be emphatic, it must come at the beginning or end, as in "I told him to leave the room slowly, but he left quickly."

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

Page: 272

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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 Write an Explanatory Text

Learning to write a well-organized explanatory text of your own can help you identify main ideas and connections in the texts you read. Learning to convey ideas and information clearly in your writing is very important, too.

Author: Sara Howell

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477731512

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Give readers a leg up in the writing of family biographies, history and animal reports, and other explanatory texts. This guide is full of suggestions on where to start your research, how to structure a text, and how to present information clearly. It even includes chapters on incorporating illustrations and graphic organizers and on using technology to write, edit, and distribute your work. An excellent addition to any library.

How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Compostion The Original Classic Edition

This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you. Enjoy this classic work today.

Author: Rev Edwin a. Abbott

Publisher: Tebbo

ISBN: 1486151833

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

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How to Write Clearly. Rules and Exercises on English Compostion by Rev. Edwin A. Abbott - The Original Classic Edition Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside: Thus, the place for an adverb, as a rule, should be between the subject and verb: He quickly left the room; but if quickly is to be emphatic, it must come at the beginning or end, as in I told him to leave the room slowly, but he left quickly. ...Suspense is caused (1) by placing the if-clause first, and not last, in a conditional sentence; (2) by placing participles before the words they qualify; (3) by using suspensive conjunctions, e.g. not only, either, partly, on the one hand, in the first place, &c. ...The introduction of a clause with if or though in the middle of a sentence may often cause ambiguity, especially when a great part of the sentence depends on that: His enemies answered that, for the sake of preserving the public peace, they would keep quiet for the present, though he declared that cowardice was the motive of the delay, and that for this reason they would put off the trial to a more convenient season. ...The connection between different sentences must be kept up by Adverbs used as Conjunctions, or by means of some other connecting words at the beginning of each sentence.-Leave out the conjunctions and other connecting words, and it will be seen that the following sentences lose much of their meaning: - ...Pym was looked upon as the man of greatest experience in parliaments, where he had (50) served very long, and was always (50) a man of business, (7) being an officer in the Exchequer, (43) and of a good reputation generally, (30) though known to be inclined to the Puritan party; yet not of those furious resolutions against the Church as the other leading men were, and (44) wholly devoted to the Earl of Bedford, who had nothing of that spirit.