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Topic 10: Making Your Writing Easy to Read

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How you format your writing can also enhance or detract from its readability.

Headings:

  • Reflect the content of paragraph or section
  • Begin with a capital letter

Lists:

  • Help readers focus
  • Usually reduce number of words
  • Should have parallel structure
  • Should be punctuated only if one or more items are complete sentences