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

View: 945


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

... by 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

Page: 48

View: 445


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, ...

Author: Russell Willerton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317752097

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 202

View: 672


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.

To Be Clear

Though the style guides are usually too prescriptive and too full of personal eccentricities passed off as rules, they do, taken as a whole, provide some reliable principles for good writing. There are three aids to clarity which it is ...

Author: Philip Collins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529414998

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 657


The bad reputation many businesses have in our time is intimately connected to the lack of clarity in the language they use. TO BE CLEAR is a call to arms, urging businesses to stop using the language of nonsense and start using language that has clarity and meaning. It's a lucid, entertaining and practical guide for anyone who cares about language to help them improve their communications and thus also their business practices.

Resources in Education

It includes short and long vowels , punctuation , various consonants and consonant blends , syllables , homophones ... The workbook's program is based on the ideas that accurate spelling contributes to the clarity of written messages ...



ISBN: MINN:30000007201449

Category: Education


View: 456


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 ... This is not to say that there are no simple principles and easy-to-learn techniques.

Author: Stephen Wilbers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599634425

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 212


Keys to Great Writing Empower your writing! Keys to Great Writing covers every aspect of the craft, showing you how to develop a writer's voice that is unique, precise, and effective. From grammar rules to revision strategies, you'll find the crucial information you need in short, easy-to-browse sections that enable you to hone your own signature writing approach. No more wading through dry style manuals. No more guesswork. Just clear, proven guidance, including: • Four Myths of Great Writing • The Elements of Style Checklist • The Elements of Composition Checklist • The Four-Step Writing Process • Glossary of Grammatical Terms • Proofreading Checklist • Four Common Errors in Word Choice (and How to Avoid Them) • Five Ways to Bring Music to Your Writing • Fourteen Techniques to Eliminate Wordiness • And much more! Keys to Great Writing is like having your own desktop writing coach. Use it, learn from it, and give the voice to the great writer within you.

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 .

Author: Mary F. Robek

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: UOM:39015047456267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

View: 725


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

Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education

use and serves as a foundation for subsequent work on stylistic analysis and academic writing skills. ... sentence types (simple, compound, complex, compound–complex), phrase constructions, word classes and issues of punctuation, ...

Author: Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137019233

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 283


Academic Writing is emerging as a distinct subject for teaching and research in higher education in the UK and elsewhere. Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education introduces this growing field and provides a resource for university teachers, researchers and administrators interested in developing students' writing.

The Balanced Engineer

Keep words and phrases simple in order to achieve clarity . ... Common myths about writing on the job are offered and information that refutes each myth follows : ( Guffey , 1994 ) Myth : In technical fields like accounting , you work ...


Publisher: IEEE

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028553985

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 247

View: 348


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 . ... Never , however , sacrifice clarity for the sake of conciseness .



ISBN: UCLA:L0050949346

Category: Business


View: 562


The Business Communication Handbook

Identify guiding principles for ethical business writing. ... The writer's truthfulness, honesty, fairness and Plain English writing style enable receivers to understand information, ... Find all examples of: • topic sentences • simple ...

Author: Judith Dwyer

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 9780170419499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

View: 756


The Business Communication Handbook, 11e helps learners to develop competency in a broad range of communication skills essential in the 21st-century workplace, with a special focus on business communication. Closely aligned with the competencies and content of BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business and BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration, the text is divided into five sections: - Communication foundations in the digital era - Communication in the workplace - Communication with customers - Communication through documents - Communication across the organisation Highlighting communication as a core employability skill, the text offers a contextual learning experience by unpacking abstract communication principles into authentic examples and concrete applications, and empowers students to apply communication skills in real workplace settings. Written holistically to help learners develop authentic communication-related competencies from the BSB Training Package, the text engages students with its visually appealing layout and full-colour design, student-friendly writing style, and range of activities.

College Credit Recommendations

lary , business style , punctuation ; oral communication : pronunciation and diction , idiomatic English , voice control , articulation , telephone clarity , active listening ; relaxation techniques : breathing techniques , confidence ...



ISBN: CORNELL:31924081044301

Category: Education, Higher


View: 281


Business Communication Process and Product

... Reed, 296 Hazards of courage, 45 Headings adding for visual impact 189–190 apply punctuation correctly, ... 543, 571, 579 Human behavior, six basic principles that direct, 329 Humane Society, mission statement, 474 Hyperlinks, ...

Author: Mary Ellen Guffey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285963983

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

View: 435


BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRODUCT, 8e, is designed to prepare students for success in today's digital workplace. The textbook presents the basics of communicating in the workplace, using social media in a professional environment, working in teams, becoming a good listener, and presenting individual and team presentations. Authors Mary Ellen Guffey and Dana Loewy also offer a wealth of ideas for writing resumes and cover letters, participating in interviews, and completing follow-up activities. Optional grammar coverage in each chapter, including a comprehensive grammar guide in the end-of-book appendix, helps students improve their English language skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Government Accountants Journal

With financial subjects , you will be writing to reach very busy people ... Both grammar and punctuation are lengthy , complex subjects that require basic classwork to improve the writer's capability . However , the use of hyphens ...



ISBN: UCLA:L0051013100

Category: Accounting


View: 101


Teach Yourself the Internet

Achieve a writing style appropriate to the writing situation . ... instruction primarily addresses these concepts as they apply to technical communication and stresses clarity by focusing on a simple " say what you mean " principle .

Author: Neil Randall

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: MINN:31951P00366609M

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 676

View: 624


Takes readers on a global learning experience of the Internet. Our tour guide will take the readers telnetting to Australia, chatting in realtime with other Interneters in Finland, browsing the World Wide Web from its home in Switzerland, and much more. Each lesson is amply illustrated with numerous real-life examples of places to go and things to do on the Internet.

Medical Bulletin

Medical Writing : Clearness , Conciseness , Contagiousness RUTH GOOD , Assistant to the Editor SON . ... on some such principle as this : Medical writing should be as concise and simple as is consistent with clarity , and as interesting ...



ISBN: UOM:39015074209688

Category: Clinical medicine


View: 570


The Born again Christian Catalog

( Good News for Modern Man ) Today's English Version J. B. Phillips New American Standard Jerusalem Bible Other Versions Prayer Power 9 ... Decision to utilize a limited vocabulary prevents it from achieving stature as a literary work .

Author: William Proctor

Publisher: M Evans & Company

ISBN: 0871312824

Category: Evangelicalism

Page: 282

View: 612


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