RE: Structuring Documentation

Subject: RE: Structuring Documentation
From: Sharon Burton <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 13:11:41 -0800

What are the basic steps to writing a well formed logical argument? Just about
the same steps at structured writing.

Really, I'm not kidding this time. While a well formed argument can be formatted
badly and still be a well formed argument, it will fail in it's purpose because
no one can read/understand it. Part of structured writing is, indeed, the way
the writing is structured. It's not to be dismissed as "mere formatting".

Well structured information is clear to the reader. A well structured argument -
see rhetorical texts for how to form an argument - is the basis for structured

Can you come up with a set of steps for writing a legal brief? If you can, then
why are some considered brilliant by those who know and others considered
mediocre? It's the art part of the process, the part that cannot be taught,
past a certain point.

You want specific steps yet you refuse to listen to what we tell you. Good luck
with the straw man arguments and the appeals to authority authority arguments.
They are not good logic.


Sharon Burton
CEO, Anthrobytes Consulting

Quoting Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>:

What are the basic steps to structured writing
(formatting aside)?


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