Better business writing bryan garner

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Wodehouse's Jeeves, gentleman's gentleman to the bungling Bertie Wooster, who successfully solved problems by studying the psychology of the individual. Quick and clear information delivery is essential in the business environment; this means writing should be logical, economical, and easy to understand. He ends this section discussing the use of graphics in writing. Garner similarly recommends studying the psychology of the audience. First, the writer should deliver information quickly and clearly. Green suggest considering purpose before writing, and to ask continuously if each sentence is advancing that purpose. Green comprehensively applies these points in the final section on common forms of business writing. In general, each chapter starts with a writing concept, why it is impor I had to write a review on this book for a class: Introduction Good writing is essential to success in business. That is, any message needs to be tailored to the requirements of the reader.

Second, they should know their purpose and communicate it in a straightforward manner. Additionally, writing should be in the active voice to reduce word count and increase clarity. Green does an excellent job explaining why these points make writing effective and how to employ them.

This is illustrated by two versions of the same message, a trick used throughout BBW—'not this' e.

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The penultimate section is two chapters that advocate the proper use of pronouns and contractions and suggests avoiding acronyms and improper tone. In general, each chapter starts with a writing concept, why it is impor I had to write a review on this book for a class: Introduction Good writing is essential to success in business.

The introduction says it all, perhaps a little too bluntly: 'Clear, concise writing.

Acronyms should be avoided, but contractions should be used to avoid stuffiness. And a few minutes thumbing through Better Business Writing BBW enchanted me; Garner speaks my language with a straightforward, bouncy, no-nonsense approach that deserves to shake many weak or bad writers out of their lethargy. Cognet, L. Each chapter is to the point and succinct; there is no difficult language or hyper-formality to slow communication between the author and reader. The readers who will benefit from this book are not those who leave it on their desk or bookshelf but those who are willing to work on their writing. It was P. Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is a short bus ride from home and the starting point for all of my trips overseas. Green comprehensively applies these points in the final section on common forms of business writing. Pascal, B.

Assessment All main points are applicable and articulated well, and directly support the thesis. Even in this introduction he is evangelical, entreating his readers to adopt habits that engender good stylistic habits xviii-xix.

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All chapters end by recapping the main points of the chapter. HBR guide to better business writing.

Assessment All main points are applicable and articulated well, and directly support the thesis. Garner similarly recommends studying the psychology of the audience. In all respects, this book compares favorably to other similar writings. A much better and quicker read than a traditional textbook. Survey The author does an excellent job of covering a wide array of topics and fitting them together in a logical and natural manner. Finally, they should avoid common mistakes that make writing difficult to understand, too long, or put a barrier between the audience and message. In general, each chapter starts with a writing concept, why it is impor I had to write a review on this book for a class: Introduction Good writing is essential to success in business.
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