By Arthur Plotnik
A veritable "tko of terminology," Better Than Great is the fundamental advisor for describing the intense — the should have reference for somebody wishing to upward push above drained superlatives.
Deft compliment encourages others to think as we do, proportion our enthusiasms. It rewards deserving gadgets of admiration. It persuades humans to take yes activities. It sells things.
Sadly, during this "age of awesome," our phrases and words of acclaim are exhausted, all yet impotent. nevertheless, we discover ourselves defaulting to such recurring offerings pretty much as good, nice, and fabulous, or alternative the weary synonyms that tuble our of a word list — excellent, incredible, amazing, and so forth. The piling on of intensifers similar to the now-silly "super," purely makes concerns worse and unfavourable modifiers render our universal parlance approximately tragic. until eventually now.
Arthur Plotnik, the wunderkind of word-wonks is, with no mincing, proffering a good knit wellspring of beneficial and wondrous phrases to rescue our worn-down utilization. Plotnik is either hella AND hecka as much as the duty of rescuing the English language and gives readers the opportunity to by no means be at a loss for words!
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If you write an e-mail message that includes someone else’s words — opinions, statistics, song lyrics, and so forth — it’s best to let your reader know the source for that material and where any borrowed material begins and ends. indd 9 7/26/11 9:59 AM plan 1a 10 Exploring and planning considering audience when writing e-mail messages (continued) ●● ●● Choose your words carefully because e-mail messages can easily be misread. Without your voice, facial gestures, or body language, a message can be misunderstood.
Indd 8 7/26/11 9:59 AM plan audience • readers • e-mail etiquette 1a 9 to detailed reports, adding boldface headings, placing summaries of key ideas in the margin, and so on. Public audiences Writers in communities often write for a specific audience — the local school superintendent, a legislative representative, fellow members of a social group, readers of a local paper. With public writing, it is more likely that you are familiar with the views your readers hold and the assumptions they make, so you may be better able to judge how to engage those readers.
Such sessions give you a chance to hear what other students think about your draft in progress — and to play the role of reviewer yourself. Deadlines are a key element of any writing situation. They help you plan your time and map out what you can accomplish in that time. For complex writing projects, such as research papers, you’ll need to plan your time carefully. By working backward from the final deadline, you can create a schedule of target dates for completing parts of the project. (See p.