How To Write Clearly

How To Write Clearly This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery

  • Title: How To Write Clearly
  • Author: Edwin A. Abbott
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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    1. “Almost every English boy can be taught to write clearly, so far at least as clearness depends upon the arrangement of words.”I am neither English, nor a boy but I thought maybe I also can be taught how to write clearly, or at least what passed for clearly in the 19th century. It was an interesting book if you can get past its obvious misogyny. Actually, misogyny is not the right word. It is not that Abbott hates women; he just doesn’t acknowledge their existence. In all hundreds of exampl [...]

    2. You might be a great speaker, or great at maintaining relationships… But eventually business is going to come down to good, concise writing. This is especially true when writing documents that will became a part of a legal or binding agreement–like a contract or a proposal. Clear writing can be the different not only between understanding and winning business, but defending yourself when it comes to a dispute. This is not your average school grammar lesson: It has easy to remember tips to ke [...]

    3. I found this mildly interesting. Abbott makes some good points. I was interested in his remarks about various trends in writing at the time, especially those that continue.

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