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Rules inWriting
Avoid lengthy   preambles• G al w t eryou ae wit gett t   ener ly, haev      r r ing, o he  ma point quickl a simpl    in ...
Avoid obvious grammatical errors• E lyinsering singl a r   special      t     e post ophes w e incorect                   ...
Use short        sentences• M e t n fift w ds in asent r    or ha een or             ence educes t                        ...
Write as you    would speak ( but ensure its grammatically            correct.)• Dontt yt be for l Dontuse ol fa        r ...
Avoid jargon,  acronyms, technicalterms unless essential.• M ke sur t tev yone ca under a w t    a e ha er           n    ...
Go back to basics:    S ubject – Verb      Agreement• M ke t subj a v b a ee w h ea    a he ect nd er gr it ch  ot , notw ...
Brevity is key• Omitunnecessayw ds, a choose simpl               r or nd             e  w ds r t t n highfaut ones.   or a...
Re-read, Revise and         Edit!• R d t fina r tbefor pr ing. Check   ea he l epor        e int  eror a edititbefor you h...
Remember that effectivewritten communication is enabling the reader to     understand yourmeaning in as few words       as...
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  1. 1. Rules inWriting
  2. 2. Avoid lengthy preambles• G al w t eryou ae wit gett t ener ly, haev r r ing, o he ma point quickl a simpl in , y nd y. 2 Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com
  3. 3. Avoid obvious grammatical errors• E lyinsering singl a r special t e post ophes w e incorect her r .• Pr bl t bestr e forsa use ofa r oba y he ul fe post ophes is t o r r t use simpl t possessiv (e.g., girs book, est ict heir yo e l gr a a missing l t s in w ds (e.g., Im, oups ims) nd eter or your w e). e, ev 3 Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com
  4. 4. Use short sentences• M e t n fift w ds in asent r or ha een or ence educes t he cl r yoft mea A erdr ft your ait he ning. ft a ing communicaion, seek outcomma a a a t s nd nds, nd r a w h ful- ops. epl ce it lst 4 Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com
  5. 5. Write as you would speak ( but ensure its grammatically correct.)• Dontt yt be for l Dontuse ol fa r o ma. d- shioned figur ofspeech. es 5 Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com
  6. 6. Avoid jargon, acronyms, technicalterms unless essential.• M ke sur t tev yone ca under a w t a e ha er n st nd ha you ae wit a . r r ing bout 6 Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com
  7. 7. Go back to basics: S ubject – Verb Agreement• M ke t subj a v b a ee w h ea a he ect nd er gr it ch ot , notw h aw d t tcomes bet een her it or ha w them. 7 Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com
  8. 8. Brevity is key• Omitunnecessayw ds, a choose simpl r or nd e w ds r t t n highfaut ones. or aher ha l ing 8 Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com
  9. 9. Re-read, Revise and Edit!• R d t fina r tbefor pr ing. Check ea he l epor e int eror a edititbefor you hitt “ct lP” r s nd e he r buton. t 9 Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com
  10. 10. Remember that effectivewritten communication is enabling the reader to understand yourmeaning in as few words as possible. 10 Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com
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