Punctuation at Work

From hyphens and semicolons to brackets and quotation marks...all the way to ellipses (and the eternal struggle between "that" and "which"), this book explains the many ways punctuation makes things plain.

Author: Richard Lauchman

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 081441494X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

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Good punctuation is more than just a matter of courtesy: in workplace writing, a sentence should yield its meaning instantly. But when punctuation is haphazard, readers need to work to understand or guess at the writer's intent. Punctuation at Work provides readers with 18 common sense principles to live by, helping them to avoid time-wasting confusion, questions about professionalism and sometimes even serious and costly miscommunication. From hyphens and semicolons to brackets and quotation marks...all the way to ellipses (and the eternal struggle between 'that' and 'which'), this book shows readers how to use correct punctuation to make meaning clear and emphasize their most important ideas.

Common Core Grammar Usage

... C. Edward GoodPunctuation at Work: Simple Principles for Achieving Clarity
and Good Style by Richard Lauchman • The Writer's Digest Grammar Desk
Reference by Gary Lutz and Diane Stevenson • The Best Little Grammar Book
Ever!:

Author: Linda Armstrong

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 9781622234684

Category: Education

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Centered around Common Core State Standards, Common Core: Grammar Usage is designed to help students improve written and spoken language skills. Practice pages, student charts, graphic organizers, research challenges, discussion starters, writing prompts, games, group activities, and recommended reading lists enable students to practice: building an effective vocabulary; mastering complex sentence construction; utilizing tenses to clarify sequence; eliminating common usage errors; and harnessing the power of punctuation. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.

Plain Language and Ethical Action

Punctuation at Work: Simple Principles for Achieving Clarity and Style. New York:
AMACOM. Lay, Mary M. 1994. “Feminist Theory and the Redefinition of Technical
Communication.” In Humanistic Aspects of Technical Communication, edited ...

Author: Russell Willerton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317752097

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 202

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Plain Language and Ethical Action examines and evaluates principles and practices of plain language that technical content producers can apply to meet their audiences’ needs in an ethical way. Applying the BUROC framework (Bureaucratic, Unfamiliar, Rights-Oriented, and Critical) to identify situations in which audiences will benefit from plain language, this work offers in-depth profiles show how six organizations produce effective plain-language content. The profiles show plain-language projects done by organizations ranging from grassroots volunteers on a shoe-string budget, to small nonprofits, to consultants completing significant federal contacts. End-of-chapter questions and exercises provide tools for students and practitioners to reflect on and apply insights from the book. Reflecting global commitments to plain language, this volume includes a case study of a European group based in Sweden along with results from interviews with plain-language experts around the world, including Canada, England, South Africa. Portugal, Australia, and New Zealand. This work is intended for use in courses in information design, technical and professional communication, health communication, and other areas producing plain language communication. It is also a crucial resource for practitioners developing plain-language technical content and content strategists in a variety of fields, including health literacy, technical communication, and information design.

Principles and Techniques of Effective Business Communication

You must check grammar , spelling , punctuation , and usage as you write . You
must ... And remember , you can make context work with you to achieve clarity
and brevity . Use simple , compound , and complex sentences not only to add
variety to your style but also to enhance the meaning of the message itself . As
you ...

Author: Isabelle A. Krey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: IND:39000008834298

Category: Business communication

Page: 532

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The Balanced Engineer

Keep words and phrases simple in order to achieve clarity . ... about writing on
the job are offered and information that refutes each myth follows : ( Guffey , 1994
) Myth : In technical fields like accounting , you work with numbers — not words .

Author:

Publisher: IEEE

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028553985

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 247

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Information and Records Management

Three elements are essential for readability : clarity , brevity , and simplicity . ...
work flow sequence . ... Basic Principles Most writers seem to find it hard to
achieve a simple , direct style of writing . ... Use standard spelling , grammar , and
punctuation . ... It is a good idea to identify source material by a system of
superscript numbers in the text and numbered notes at the ends of chapters or
sections . Format ...

Author: Mary F. Robek

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: UOM:39015047456267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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Widely regarded as the best in its field, this text reflects the revolutionary changes in records and information management.

Diary of Alpha Kappa Psi

The following guidelines should help you achieve completeness in your writing .
... Everyone is prone to it , especially when something appears to be simple . ... A
questioning approach to your writing will help you to work systematically and
diligently , getting your ideas across with ... Conciseness is closely akin to
clearness and both help to achieve clarity . ... should also be neat and free from
grammatical , spelling , punctuation , and capitalization errors , as well as errors
in format .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0050949346

Category: Business

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The Government Accountants Journal

With financial subjects , you will be writing to reach very busy people ... Writing -
Final Product Before writing the final product , wait a short period of time to obtain
a more objective attitude on your own work . The material will ... In presenting
financial information , the “ Kiss Principle ” ( Keep It Simple , Stupid ) may be
useful to convey exact ideas ... This person must read for clarity and
understanding of major points , while proofreading for errors in grammar ,
spelling , or punctuation .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0051013100

Category: Accounting

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Medical Bulletin

Medical Writing : Clearness , Conciseness , Contagiousness Ruth Good ,
Assistant to the Editor COME fifty years ago ... such principle as this : Medical
writing should be as concise and simple as is consistent with clarity , and as
interesting as ... Ideas expressed in such fashion have a way of “ catching ” and
spreading among members of the profession ; and it ' s just ... wants and tries to
achieve this effect will in the process shed most of the defects that have kept his
work from being as ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074209688

Category: Clinical medicine

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The born again Christian catalog

Though it does not take itself that seriously, the TEV is on balance the best and
most accurate English translation of NT. ... Decision to utilize a limited vocabulary
prevents it from achieving stature as a literary work. ... A distinctly new translation
based on the Greek text employing the simplest and most direct colloquial
expressions: e.g. "he slipped ... Superb literary style. ... Varying degrees of clarity
and accuracy with a freedom that involves a considerable loss of precision and
meaning.

Author: William Proctor

Publisher: M Evans & Co

ISBN: 0871312824

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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A travel guide, listings of schools, bibliographies, Bible games and jokes, and information on such topics as child-rearing, prayer power, Evangelical churches, money management, and entertainers are presented for bornagain Christians

Resources in Education

Still, building a community of teachers clearly improves the quality of instruction
and working environment. ... the person in authority in these students' view than if
they had said truthfully that they missed the deadlines for no good reason. ...
Historical Background, Principles of Learning, 'Rule Learning, 'Writing Style
Punctuation, the original purpose of which was ... of writer's intent—only two
principles are needed to explain research on punctuation: (l) punctuate only to
achieve clarity ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000068697518

Category: Education

Page:

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Foundation News

Such nonverbal devices as punctuation, spacing, paragraphing, and underlining
are valuable signaling tools that will help ... Referees usually serve without
remuneration, giving generously of their time and effort for the general good. ...
scope Appropriateness of budget to proposed work Suitability of facilities The
Investigator Education and training Experience ... and appropriate method of
evaluation—all expressed in orderly, coherent fashion and in simple, concise,
readable prose.

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006681006

Category: Endowment of research

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Publication Editing

Clarity is absolutely essential . ... If you don't know your focus or angle or peg or
slant or point well enough to put it into one sentence , you are not ready to write
the article ; you ... But let's look at some principles again . ... Knowing what you
are writing about helps you achieve credibility . 1. ... Know how to spell and how
to use acceptable grammar and punctuation . ... your work not because they
distrust your content , but because of the way you express yourself . Use simple
words .

Author: Don Ranly

Publisher: Iowa State Press

ISBN: UIUC:30112000163250

Category: Editing

Page: 234

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The Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers

It is remarkable how little the fundamental information element has changed
since its origination , and the basic design ... an oblique stroke inserted where
necessary for clarity to separate adjacent contractions written with no separating
space . ... there are 37 signs available for common words ( e.g. AND / FOR / OF /
THE / WITH ) , punctuation , and for contractions of ... In spite of these difficulties ,
the savings achieved with grade II Braille , resulting from the reduction of about
30 % in ...

Author: Institution of Electrical Engineers

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:D0002414019

Category: Electrical engineering

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Santa Clara Business Review

It has been well said that meaning is not in the words used but in the
interpretation of words . ... It is seldom necessary to use other than simple Anglo -
Saxon words to express an idea or state a fact . ... Clarity often suffers from a
penchant for big words - suffers , for it must be remembered that simplicity makes
for ready comprehension and comprehension ... If other emphasis within the
sentence is desired , it may be achieved by skillful use of punctuation or by a
change in word order .

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00104426I

Category: Business

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College Credit Recommendations

ELS uses a wide range of learner - centered instructional techniques and the
principles of adult education : variety in ... skills and experience ; continual
application to work activities and personal life ; accommodation to varying skill
levels in the group . ... lary , business style , punctuation ; oral communication :
pronunciation and diction , idiomatic English , voice control , articulation ,
telephone clarity , active listening ; relaxation techniques : breathing techniques ,
confidence building .

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Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924081044301

Category: Education, Higher

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Keys to Great Writing

As Joseph Williams reminds us in Style : Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace , “ A
writer who obsesses on usage can write in ways that are entirely correct ... This is
not to say that there are no simple principles and easy - to - learn techniques .

Author: Stephen Wilbers

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015050246597

Category: Reference

Page: 262

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A guide to improving writing skills and creating a distinct writing style discusses organization, flow, structure, word choice, grammar, and drafting and revising.

Documentation Abstracts

The relationship of a written work to each of these poles may help an author
decide crucial questions regarding the selection and ... Punctuation usage for
commas , semicolons , colons , dashes , parentheses , brackets , quotation marks
, hyphens ... letter writing courtesy , clarity , completeness , conciseness , and
correctness — and shows how to apply the basic format of ... and how to
recognize the major keys for achieving an effective writing style - emphasis , unity
, and coherence .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082969406

Category: Documentation

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Sociology Dist - CDTEL Language and gesture ogona's Prod - COAST 1987 60
MIN Liturgy and the arts - Word, work and worship ... and discusses the language
of the liturgy as well as the use of gesture and other modalities of expression in
worship. ... about Language 30 MIN - Pt 1 Some Misconceptions about Language
30 MIN - Pt. 2 Standards, Styles and Keys ... 18 MIN Capitalization and
punctuation 18 MIN Clauses and phrases - parts make 18 MIN whole Compound
sentences ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822023995558

Category: Motion pictures

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