Productivity, Study Tips

Study Tips Series: Accurate and Clear Information

Hey Everyone and welcome to week 3 of the study series.
Previously we have looked at reading for a purpose and identifying and extracting information.

Today however we will look at how to Provide Written Information Accurately and Clearly.

  1. It is always best to keep your sentence fairly short, around approximately 20 words. The main principles of sentence building should be to focus on a main point and one related point.
  2. It is best to use plain English wherever possible so everyone can understand the reading and in many cases  it is better to use shorter rather than longer words.
  3. When writing it is advsed that using active words is preferable to using passive words unless you are trying to soften the sentence.
  4. Try to use ‘you’ or ‘we’ rather than I.
  5. Always use words the reader will understand, if you are discussing something which you know may be complex for some then always explain the meaning in the Glossery section.
  6. Using positive language is more preferable to your work than negative language unless the concept requires this.
  7. Don’t be afraid to write lists or use bullet points where necessary. Numbers and letters can be a distraction for the reader.

Thanks for reading

The Stationery Geekette x


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