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Reader-Friendly Reports: A No-nonsense Guide to Effective Writing for MBAs, Consultants, and Other Professionals by Carter Daniel

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SENTENCE CONNECTIVES

The whole point of writing well, as you may have figured out by now, is to make things easier for your readers. The ideal business report is one in which the readers, on just one reading, will fully understand everything you intended them to understand.

One of the surest ways of accomplishing that objective is to tell people in advance what they’re getting ready to read. Experiments have repeatedly shown that the more you know in advance about what you’re reading, the greater will be your speed and comprehension.

That’s the reason for all the organizational things said so far—stating the conclusion plainly and straightforwardly at the first, and then telling what your reasons are and where the discussion of each can be found; ...

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