Professional Writing Skills: A Self-Paced Training Program

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WRITING WORKSHEET
SUBJECT:___________________________________________
1. LOOK AT WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO WRITE FROM YOUR READER'S POINT OF VIEW.

Name or describe reader(s):_________________________

Think about your reader's needs, interests, and concerns. Then check the appropriate boxes:

IS YOUR READER

□. expecting to hear from you?
□. familiar with the subject?
□. already interested in what you have to say?
□. likely to consider you an authority on the subject?
□. likely to find what you have to say useful?
□. Other______________________________________________ ______________________________________________
□. familiar with your views on the subject?
□. already committed to a point of view?
□. likely to agree with your point of view?
□. likely to find your message uncomfortable?
2. DECIDE ON YOUR PRIMARY PURPOSE:
INFLUENCE
INFORM
3. COMPOSE A KEY SENTENCE THAT EXPRESSES YOUR MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

I want my reader(s) to do or to know: ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

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