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Markel, Chapter 6: Writing for Your Readers

Perry coaster hub ..Chapter 6 of Markel covers strategies for matching the style, tone, and design in technical writing to the people who will read what you write. This advice will help you with all the projects you work on this term. All of the information is important, but I will highlight two areas that can make a big difference:

  • Choosing Effective Organizational Patterns (pp. 110–112)
    Be sure to look through the chart in the book that talks about different ways to set up your writing. You may have noticed that some of the bios you examined use chronological order, but other options could work as well. For example, some of the bios also move from “More important to less important” information. Use the chart on these pages this term to remember the options available.

  • Writing Coherent Titles and Headings (pp. 112–114)
    The right title can draw someone into your text, and effective headings chunk the text into manageable sections that increase understanding as they guide people through what you write.

Reading Quiz

After reading the chapter, complete the reading quiz in Canvas for Chapter 6.


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