Use Critical Thinking Skills

Open your eyes to critical thinking skills In the present business and political context, critical thinking skills are more important than ever.  We are figuratively drowning in fake news and  false information, thanks to the new powers that be. What can you do to be aware of and fight against misinformation? And practice your English writing…

The Power of Brevity

The power of brevity means writing less to be more effective.   In Write Now, I point out that “the  purpose of business writing is to get your point across clearly and concisely, without wasting your reader’s time.” Check out Danny Rubin’s amazing article, “Write less, say more: the power of brevity.” It gives you useful…

How to Avoid Plagiarism

If you steal from one author it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many it’s research. Wilson Mizner Who is guilty of plagiarism? Have you ever taken parts of someone’s writing without citing the source? Have you ever used quotations without giving credit? Well, we all probably have. It’s easy, simple to do and seems harmless.…

Know Your Audience

Picture the Audience In my book, Write Now, I describe 15 simple steps for good writing. Step 1 is know your purpose. You need a objective or goal for writing. This may be to inform, to persuade or to build goodwill. Step 2 is know your audience. “There is no way you will achieve your…