Put it in Writing: Learn how to Write Clearly, Quickly, and Persuasively

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McGraw Hill Professional, 1998 - Business & Economics - 250 pages

Based on the most widely used writing course in the English-speaking world, Put It in Writing has sold over 1.5 million copies. Now, in this updated, user-friendly format that's ideal for self-study, it provides professionals at all levels with the tools to write more clearly, accurately and quickly.

Featuring interactive exercises that strengthen skills, this proven guide offers tips on how to:

  • Organize letters and reports
  • Supercharge language
  • Avoid lazy grammar
  • Use computers to improve skills
  • And more!

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I have to admit I've not read the 'updated' course.
But the 1981 version of the course was brilliant. So simple and dispels many myths on so called 'good writing'. It also cleverly shows how to
cut through the waffle of bureaucratic style writing and cut to the chase. Note: it is not aimed at creative writing! Rather, it demonstrates good written articulation and the need for clear thinking. The fog index is a good concept for measuring the 'readability' of one's work. It is so true that much writing is flowery merely because the author is not clear in his/her own mind on what they are trying to say. So, they bury this fact under a confusing text of long words and verbose statements. 

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is good


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