Download PDF by Gary Provost: 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing

By Gary Provost

ISBN-10: 0451627210

ISBN-13: 9780451627216

This can be the single consultant that anybody who writes--whether pupil, company individual, or expert writer--should wear the table beside pencil, pen, typewriter, or note processor. packed with specialist counsel and a wealth of instructive examples, this useful, easy-to-use guide can assist remedy any and all writing difficulties.

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How important is it to me? *** End of Exercise *** Chapter 2: Planning and Resources for your Report Once you have got an agreed objective that makes it clear what the report should cover then next step should be done very quickly. This is to brainstorm the possible content. It is important to do this very early on, even if you know you won’t be writing the report for a while, because you need to allow time to collate the information sources. This is particularly important when you might need to request information from other people as you don’t want to be panicking at the last minute about a missing bit of data.

Am I able to talk to the person who has sent it? What impression do I get on my first flick through? How important is it to me? *** End of Exercise *** Chapter 2: Planning and Resources for your Report Once you have got an agreed objective that makes it clear what the report should cover then next step should be done very quickly. This is to brainstorm the possible content. It is important to do this very early on, even if you know you won’t be writing the report for a while, because you need to allow time to collate the information sources.

Now, when writing in short paragraphs most writers tend to automatically keep the number of ideas down to 4. However, often in reports there will be bulleted lists. If they are arranged so that the reader already has to engage with them one at a time (such as a sequence of actions - see the previous section on speed reading) or as a checklist (see the section on proofreading) then it may be OK to have one long bulleted section. However, for factual information that requires no action by the reader you need to be careful how you layout the list or your reader with either not take it in or may be selective about the items that they remember.

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