clear thinking/writing

Subject: clear thinking/writing
From: Miki Magyar <miki -dot- d -dot- magyar -at- BANGATE1 -dot- TEK -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 11:19:24 MDT

Thom Remington wrote: "... I *do* have to wonder if the ones who can't
write also have similar difficulty in _thinking_ clearly. It seems to me
that the two are inextricably linked....."

YES! YES! For more on the relation between thought, speech, and behavior,
see General Semantics (not to be confused with the academic field of
Semantics), especially Wendell Johnson's book, People In Quandaries. The
International Society for General Semantics has a Website, puts out a
quarterly journal, and publishes many interesting and useful books and
booklets. What does this have to do with tech writing (she asks
rhetorically)? Everything. It provides a systematic approach to analyzing
information and the communication process. Good stuff. Go read.

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