Part 2: Three Additional Steps



Part 1 described six fundamental steps for writing, each addressing a different part of the overall process. Part 2 includes three additional steps. Although not as fundamental as the first six, each step will provide an important additional tool for working with your ideas and presenting them effectively.

The first step is a procedure for Reviewing your Focus Statement and Tree. It will give you early warning if your project is off-target, before you invest time in writing the actual document.

The second step, Format, shows how to include cues in your document to signal its structure. These cues will help your readers understand your intended message and locate information more quickly. This step also discusses formatting to highlight important points and to differentiate categories of information.

The third step, Graphics, presents guidelines for deciding when a graphic is cost-effective and when it is not. It also includes suggestions for getting the most out of your graphics.

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