Writing Tips from the Writers Circle
· We want to come across as capable and well educated, and we don’t want to insult our readers’ intelligence; but we don’t want them to feel it’s a chore to wade through our writing.
· Address topics that prospective readers will find interesting.
· Try to lead off with something that will catch their interest and conclude by stating forcefully and succinctly the main point that you want them to remember after they put down the paper.
· Use vivid examples, especially near the start, to bring alive your theoretical or methodological points.
· Use ordinary, straightforward English, avoid jargon, and use short declarative sentences. Be concise.
· When you think you've accomplished this, ask someone outside your field (WAY outside your field) to read it and give feedback.