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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Effective Writing by Steve Gladis

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Writing Workshop #1Selecting

Writing is a skill; you can’t learn to write by reading about it. You’ve got to write to become better.

You seldom have the luxury of writing about what you want at work. However, you’ll get that chance in this workshop.

You’ve probably felt the urge to make a meaningful suggestion or express a long-held opinion about something. You may have wanted to inform, persuade, or inspire the boss, a peer, or a subordinate.

Choose a job-related topic you’d like to write about—something you can work with throughout this book—to refine and revise. If you’re already in the middle of a writing project, you can work on that.

Objectives

1.    To establish what the writer wants or needs to write about.

2.    To articulate the reaction ...

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