RE: Writing clearly

Subject: RE: Writing clearly
From: David Barber <David -dot- Barber -at- ptgrey -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 10:18:07 -0700

That happens to me all the time when I'm writing emails. Many of the emails I write go unsent.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+david -dot- barber=ptgrey -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+david -dot- barber=ptgrey -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:38 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Writing clearly

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 answer.

-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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Re: Writing clearly: From: 'Technical Writing Plus'
RE: Writing clearly: From: Brian.Henderson

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