RE: Writing clearly

Subject: RE: Writing clearly
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 09:37:48 -0700

I'm sure this "jot list" idea is akin to something I experience all the
time, where I go to ask someone a question and I'm able to answer it as
soon as the words leave my mouth. I attribute this to the fact of having
to organize certain nebulas information I have in my head into a
question, which then "crystallizes" into something that provides me the

-Brian H.

-----Original Message----- From: Jim Jones

This jot list thing is a powerful technique that lets one sort out ideas
and facts that need to be presented.

I do it sometimes too and as I said in an earlier response to his
thread, it is not disagreeing with the method of first 'knowing what it
is' - this is simply using written expression to help clarify things.

Some other posters talked about this use of a 'jot list' and one poster
referred to a pdf that was prepared by the Plain English Campaign.



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