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In school we learn to write for school. Our essays are meant to prove that we learned the material or that we can talk like academics. However, the vast majority of us don’t become academics, and the type of writing we need in our everyday work can seem quite separate from what we learned to do in school. These articles will help you produce professional writing that won’t embarrass you, your boss, or your clients.
As long as you work alone, you can create documents however you like. But when you collaborate with others, as you do in the workplace, you have to be more thoughtful about the software, file formats, and processes you use to bring documents to completion.
Formatting a document is like getting dressed for the day—your choices affect people’s first impression of you, whether you like it or not.
Readers’ attention spans are shorter than most documents, and their patience for parsing out complex information is weak even on the best days. We can help them by guiding their eyes to the most important elements of our writing.
PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi: The problem has never been the software. It’s the user.
Watch me turn my storyboard into actual PowerPoint slides.
Grover’s English is a repository of open educational resources created by Stephen David Grover and Emily Gilliland Grover