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Revisiting the ARRANGE Stage

26 April 2012 



The past few weeks we’ve been taking a closer look at how to prepare a writing ROADmap – from the THINK stage of the TASTE process.


I’d like to continue by looking at the ARRANGE stage, where you plan how to organize a document.


To do this, we’ll revisit some of the other posts I’ve written on the subject and expand a bit more on them.

Grammar Bite #20 – Use of ‘everyday’ and ‘every day’

19 April 2012


There is such a small difference between ‘everyday’ and ‘every day’—just a single space. But there’s a big difference in meaning between the two.


Mistakes with these two are common, so be careful to choose the correct version when you write.


Everyday (without a space)

The single word everyday is an adjective. It means commonplace or ordinary.

Thinking Through a Writing ROADmap: The Details

12 April 2012

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In the final part of a writing ROADmap, you plan the details to include in a document.


The first rule of conciseness

Include all the necessary details but only those that are necessary.


In other words, the details must be relevant and sufficient to

·      achieve the objective of the document

·      help the reader act.

Thinking Through a Writing ROADmap: The Objective and Reader Action

5 April 2012

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Last week we considered how to prepare the first part of the writing ROADmap -- to write for a specific reader and situation.


Today we’ll look at the next two parts: the objective and reader action.


These two things do not take long to plan – but it’s absolutely essential that you think about them before you write anything. …

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