WRITING SKILLS

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WRITING SKILLS by Mind Map: WRITING SKILLS

1. COMPOSITION AND STYLE

1.1. What does audience need to know first?

1.2. Create an outline

1.3. Use AIDA Formula

1.3.1. Attention - Interest - Desire - Action

1.4. Audience´s needs

1.5. Identify your main theme.

1.6. Rethorical triangle

1.6.1. To persuade

1.6.2. Simple language

2. STRUCTURE

2.1. "Reader friendly"

2.1.1. Headings, subheadings, bullet points, numbering, short paragraphs.

2.2. Questions.

2.3. Graphs and charts.

2.3.1. Visual Aids.

3. GRAMATICAL ERRORS

3.1. Commonly misused words:

3.1.1. Affect/effect: verb/noun.

3.1.2. Then/than: Adverb/conjunction.

3.1.3. Your/you´re: possessive/contraction of "you are".

3.1.4. Its/it´s: possessive/contraction "it is".

3.1.5. Company´s/companies: indicates possession/plural.

4. PROOFING

4.1. Speed

4.1.1. Guidelines to check:

4.1.1.1. Headers and subheaders.

4.1.1.2. Read the document out loud.

4.1.1.3. Use your finger to follow text as you read.

4.1.1.4. Start at the end of your document.

5. KEY INFORMATION

5.1. Learning grammatical and stylistic techniques