CSU JTC 300 - Achieving a Readable Style (4 pages)

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A summary of achieving a readable style in your writing and an explanation of how to do this.


Lecture number:
4
Pages:
4
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Colorado State University- Fort Collins
Course:
Jtc 300 - Professional and Technical Communication (CT-CO3)

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JTC 300 1nd Edition Lecture 4 Outline of Last Lecture I Cover Letter Formats II Resume formats Outline of Current Lecture II Keys to a readable Style A Style Defined III Keys to Readable Paragraphs IV Keys to Readable Sentences V Keys to Readable Words VI Writing Tips a Mechanics of Writing b Style The Bad the Good Current Lecture Chapter 4 Keys to a Readable Style Plan Determine reader s knowledge of subject Determine style expectations Adjust style to o Readers o Purpose o Context Style Defined Words Phrases used o Variables significant findings meanings Paragraph sentence structure used Way you express ideas i e tone All based on Audience Keys to Readable Paragraphs These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Begin each paragraph with topic sentence o Summarize upcoming content Only include information relevant to topic sentence Place sentences in a logical order Avoid long sentences and long paragraphs Keys to Readable Sentences Select your level of language o Adjust the density of info Keep subjects and verbs close together Write squeaky clean prose Avoid pompous language o Write to express not to impress Avoid excessive use of is are verb forms o Watch use of and try to avoid ing Use active voice for clarity Keys to Readable Words Avoid using longer words when shorter ones will suffice Eliminate dead phrases words that add nothing to the meaning of the sentence Avoid words that sound knowledgeable without being specific Avoid redundant phrases Avoid business jargon Some examples Wordiness o Advance forward o For the reason that o In light of the fact use instead because Active vs Passive Voice o The instructor required all students to read journal articles o Special rates will be given to student magazine subscribers Use instead Student magazine subscribers will receive special rates Writing Tips Verb Noun The boy caught the ball vs The ball was caught



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