Homework Assignment #2 – The Basics Of Writing Well (Click Here To Submit Your File.)

Homework Assignment #2 – The Basics Of Writing Well (Click Here To Submit Your File.)

Answer each of the questions below. You can add as much detail as you wish. Be sure your answers are clearly understood by the reader. Remember, you choose the correct words, you choose the number (NOT amount!) of words to use. Your goal is to make your ideas clear and communicate your understanding of the questions to the reader. This is good practice using a couple of key ideas explored in the last two lectures.

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Make sure your homework LOOKS GOOD! Use the tools we have just discussed to make your homework easy to read and visually appealing! Creating a visually appealing DOCUMENT is now a concept you are familiar with. A clear, easy to follow document will always aid in communication and understanding.

1. There are THREE “Keys to Writing Well” – have something to say, write “it” well, and make “it” LOOK good.  Briefly explain what each means.

2. List at least 5 writing TOOLS used to make business documents visually appealing.

3. You should always use “plain English” when writing in the business world. We have also said that you should “write the way you talk” when writing in the business world. What does this mean exactly?

4. Based on the slides, what is the UGLIEST color for cars?

5. Rewrite the following sentence removing all the vague wordiness. Use concrete words and concise language instead.

As you already know, Professor Metz really hates when his students use lots of unnecessary words and when these words are kind of, you know, meaningless.

6. Many of you said you have trouble getting started. OK, let’s practice. Complete each of the following ideas that could be used to begin a business document:

a. Our firm has decided to…

b. During this unprecedented shutdown…

c. Please take the time to review…

d. Most of you will be excited…

e. We face challenges that will impact us for the forseeable future. However, …

Be sure your homework is submitted as a WORD file or a PDF file. DO NOT use the “COMMENTS” section. DO NOT use the “WRITE SUBMISSION” option.