Here is another installment in our series on “Confusing Words.” Understanding confusing words – an important language skill – is always a work in progress, even in your first language. I remember back to my early school days when I would keep a vocabulary notebook of difficult or confusing words. It has served me well
Digital Audiences Like Short Text Holy Short Attention Span, Batman! You need to keep your reader’s attention. That’s probably the most important aspect to this series on writing for a digital audience. Reading a webpage is not like reading a book. There are probably thousands of other websites that cover the same topic that you’re
Writing with coherence makes you a better writer In my book Write Now: Business Writing That Gets Results (p. 99), I talk about three ways to achieve good writing: you need “paragraph unity, development, and coherence.” Paragraph unity and development are easy to understand. But the notion of coherence is a little more difficult to
“I lost track of time” is a much more useful phrase that “i was chronologically discombobulated”, and while they’re both saying the same thing, you’ll lose a lot more readers by using the latter phrase. Keep your language to the point, easy to understand and familiar and you’ll keep your readers.