- E-Mail: End all e-mail with "Sent from my iPhone," or "Sent from Blackberry." Research shows that readers of messages with those auto-added advertisements forgive grammar errors and typos more readily: collision detection: Why people forgive your bad spelling in email "sent from my iPhone"
- Georgia, Georgia, the whole document through, just an old sweet font, keep Georgia on your mind, for better grades. How typeface influences the way we read and think - The Week
- If page length matters . . . Triple Space! Graphics!: http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail64.html
- Extortion, lying, and sudden endings: tips for getting readers to read: http://workableweb.com/_pages/tips_how_to_write_good.htm
Thursday, December 04, 2014
#worthassigning: How to Write Effectively without Really Trying
This is cross-genre advice. Feel free to use these tips when sending memos to your supervisor, e-mailing colleagues, working with an author who needs some help, drafting a personal ad, and other places and times when writing makes a difference but you are really too busy to give it much thought.