Maintaining A Civil Tone

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Maintain a civil tone. Finally, remember that the language you use reflects who you are. So even when you’re using strong language for strong purposes, keep it civil. People who call those who disagree with them names like wacko or fascist or pinto reveal themselves as extremists who have little interest it honest argument or productive discussion.

Their language works only with those who already agree with them. They’re contemptuous of anyone else. So if you want to be taken seriously, show respect for your readers even when you disagree with them. That’s the only way you’ll get them to consider your point of view.

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Choose A Good Title.

Write Strong Leads.

Keep Your Writing Tight And Unified.

Keep Your Sentences and Paragraphs to a Reasonable Length.

Chunk Your Writing Into Manageable Units.

Avoid Antagonizing Your Readers.

Make Your Writing Look Good.

Use Figurative And Connotative Language Sparingly.

Avoid Stereotypes And Offensive Labeling.

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