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

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Writing Workshop #8Rewriting

Now that you’ve organized your paragraphs, it’s time to structure your writing to make it easier for the reader to read. The old standby is appropriate here: Tell them what you want to tell them; tell them; then tell them what you told them. It boils your paper down into three sections: the introduction, the body, and the conclusion.

Objectives

1.    To organize a paper that the reader can easily comprehend.

2.    To master the principles of a basic rhetorical structure.

Activities

STEP 1

Choose an appropriate grabber for your paper. Now provide a statement about why your topic is important to the reader. Next, insert the thesis statement you developed earlier—it will give the reader some direction. Finally, tell ...

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