The Reader's Brain

The Reader's Brain

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Yellowlees Douglas
Cambridge University Press, 6/11/2015
EAN 9781107496507, ISBN10: 1107496500

Paperback, 228 pages, 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.3 cm
Language: English

Have you ever found yourself re-reading the same sentence four or five times and thought 'I should get more sleep'? Are you clueless as to why one paragraph just seems to 'flow' while you simply can't recall the contents of another? Guess what: you are not alone. Even the best writers fail to grasp why their writing works. The Reader's Brain is the first science-based guide to writing, employing cutting-edge research on how our minds process written language, to ensure your writing can be read quickly, assimilated easily, and recalled precisely - exactly what we need to transform anyone into a highly effective writer. Using the 5Cs - clarity, continuity, coherence, concision, and cadence - this book combines irreverent humour with easy-to-follow principles that will make readers perceive your sentences, paragraphs, and documents to be clear, concise, and effective.

1. So much advice, so much lousy writing
2. The new science of writing
3. Choosing words and structuring sentences
the first C
4. Putting sentences together
the second C
5. Organizing paragraphs and documents
the third C
6. Maximizing efficiency
the fourth C
7. Making music with words
the fifth C
everything you ever wanted to know about grammar, punctuation, and usage – and never learned.