ERIC Number: ED382977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Plain Style: Techniques for Simple, Concise, Emphatic Business Writing.
Noting that good writing is good business, this book offers 35 practical techniques that foster simplicity, conciseness, and emphasis. The book discusses how to: (1) write with verbs instead of nouns; (2) decide when to use active versus passive constructions; (3) recognize wordy phrases and redundant expressions; (4) distinguish the uses of "that" and "which"; (5) put modifiers in the right place; and (6) use idiomatic expressions. The first part of the book suggests ways to think about writing that can greatly simplify the way business writers choose to express an idea--many business writers with good skills tend to write strange, needlessly complicated sentences. The second part of the book presents a number of techniques that make writing concise and emphatic. (RS)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Business English, Higher Education, Idioms, Language Usage, Sentences, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
AMACOM, 135 W. 50th Street, New York, NY 10020 ($15.95; discount for bulk quantities).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Plain Language; Professional Concerns; Simplification (Language); Stylistics; Technical Communication; Word Choice; Writing Style