B SAMPLE DOCUMENTS Argumentation
The prooflines and documents in this section are attempts at applying the principles explained in Chapters 3, 4, and 5. They are not offered as perfect examples but as good examples that demonstrate the important features of a difficult type of writing. They should invite productive discussion. Although the papers in this section may also demonstrate principles covered elsewhere in this book, they are not offered specifically as an application of them.
In most cases, writers have agreed to publication of their names, positions, and company affiliations. This information is offered to provide each writing sample with a context that includes information about the industry and the writer's place within the organization. In some cases, proprietary information has been deleted but not in a way that should interfere with the usefulness of the sample or with the reader's ability to understand it.
The beginning of each document identifies the writer, and the writer's current company and position. Also preceding each document are several brief comments from the author of this book.