Effective Writing: Improving Scientific, Technical, and Business Communication

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Contents
Preface vii
About the authors ix
1. Writing is communicating: revising basic assumptions 1
2. Thinking about aim and audience 21
3. Starting to write: a practical approach 36
4. Organization and layout of information 44
5. The use of headings and numbering 77
6. Algorithms for complex possibilities and procedures 82
7. Style for readability 90
8. Writing with a computer 119
9. Informative summaries 127
10. Choosing and using tables, illustrations and graphic presentation techniques 148
11. Writing instructions 195
12. Writing descriptions and explanations 216
13. Writing letters and memoranda 225
14. Writing minutes and reports of proceedings 240
15. Writing in examinations 251
Appendix A: Readability formulae 267
Appendix B: Outline of rules for reported (or 'indirect') speech 269
Index 273

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