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Fundamentals of Business Writing by Yvonne V Chabrier, Joseph Mancuso

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7Step IV: Revise Your Writing: Format the Document

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• Make paragraphs more readable by: shortening them converting blocks of text into vertical lists using parallel structure.

• Use headings or headlines appropriately and distinguish between the two.

• Name several strategies for increasing white space.

• Distinguish between foil-block and traditional letter formats.

• Distinguish between right-justified and ragged-right margins.

An attractive format invites the audience to read the document.

GOOD FORMATTING MAKES DOCUMENTS EASIER TO READ

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