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.
- 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.
- 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.
- When writing it is advsed that using active words is preferable to using passive words unless you are trying to soften the sentence.
- Try to use ‘you’ or ‘we’ rather than I.
- 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.
- Using positive language is more preferable to your work than negative language unless the concept requires this.
- 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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