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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.


4 Steps to Effective Memo Writing

Memo Writing: a common form of business writing often done poorly Let’s look at what a memo is, why it is used and how to write a professional-looking memo.  Finally, you’ll have a chance to correct a poorly written memo in the role of the sharp-eyed editor. First,  a memo is a short, informal, written


10 Ways to Improve Your Writing Style

Improve Your Writing Style and Get the Job This post on how to improve your writing style  is the eight post in the series how to get hired, aimed at non-native speakers of English looking for a job. Employers look for individuals who have many qualities, such as thinking critically, solving problems, and communicating well


How to Write an Outline: Inverted Pyramid

To write an outline or not? Even though many people think it is a waste of time to write an outline,  it makes a lot of sense to do so. As I point out in my book Write Now, “If you are new English writer or if every email or document you write is is



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