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Requiem For A Punctuation Mark  ,

Requiem For A Punctuation Mark ,

The college students in my writing classes are, by now, digital natives. Writing, for them, is something done on a phone…or maybe a tablet/laptop. These students clearly don’t know the standard comma rules. The evidence shows that they know what a comma is, and they obviously see them in some of the more officiated writing online. We know they know what a comma is because they usually sprinkle them, sparingly, through the college essays they’re required to write. But they were not taught the standard comma rules, as I was in the second half of the 20th century, and they don’t care. Should they? Should we?

The First Step to Good Writing

The First Step to Good Writing

If you learn to punch up your punctuation, proofreading, and paragraphs; spit-shine your sentences; and touch up your typing, you may feel better about your writing, but until you go up in your helicopter and get a panoramic view of what writing really is, your writing may not become much more efficient or effective….

How to KISS

How to KISS

Lots of people think they know all they need to know about writing. But do they really know how to KISS? ....

PART 1: MESSAGE SOUNDNESS

PART 1: MESSAGE SOUNDNESS

While auditors and audit teams must always strive to make reports accurate, objective, and timely, audit reports must finally be useful and highly readable.  A useful report presents busy decision makers with instrumental knowledge that helps them make important operational decisions....