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Half of You Will Make This Mistake: You’ll Neglect Blank Lines

Jonathan Rick
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January 31, 2019

Half of You Will Make This Mistake: You’ll Neglect Blank Lines

White space is a writer’s best friend.

Jonathan Rick
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January 31, 2019
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  1. Half of You Will Make This Mistake: You’ll Neglect Blank

    Lines for Business Writing
  2. How your work looks can be as important as what

    it says.
  3. How your work looks can be as important as what

    it says.
  4. Example #1

  5. 1. He’s extremely likable. While he is very smart, able,

    and passionate about all the work that he’s done, none of these words are the first adjectives that those who have worked with Pichai will use to describe him. In interviews with those who Pichai has worked for, who he has worked with, and those who have worked under him, all praise the new CEO as being extremely soft-spoken, captivating, and well liked. 2. He’s loyal. Once Pichai started to rise up the ranks of Google, people started to pay attention. Not just people within the company, but high- ranking executives of other major tech giants were noticing this Indian executive and the alluring, yet precise way in which he conducted business. 3. He’s team-centric. Many savants, especially after realizing their skills and expertise, can become self-centered — sometimes to the point where it negatively affects their work. The opposite is true with Pichai. 1. He’s extremely likable. While he is very smart, able, and passionate about all the work that he’s done, none of these words are the first adjectives that those who have worked with Pichai will use to describe him. In interviews with those who Pichai has worked for, who he has worked with, and those who have worked under him, all praise the new CEO as being extremely soft-spoken, captivating, and well liked. 2. He’s loyal. Once Pichai started to rise up the ranks of Google, people started to pay attention. Not just people within the company, but high- ranking executives of other major tech giants were noticing this Indian executive and the alluring, yet precise way in which he conducted business. 3. He’s team-centric. Many savants, especially after realizing their skills and expertise, can become self-centered — sometimes to the point where it negatively affects their work. The opposite is true with Pichai.
  6. Example #2

  7. want to discuss and make them into a well-organized outline.

    This then allows me to often just take my main points directly off the outline and formulate them into well-structured sentences. Weaknesses 1. Wall of Words. I often struggle to formulate my great ideas into sentences. This leads to overthinking a sentence and trying too hard to make a sentence “perfect.” Another other issue that often occurs in my writing is the wall of words that make my sentences seem laborious and tough to read. My writing sometimes seems dragged out and I often struggle to get to the main point that I am trying to make in the most efficient way possible. This may lead my readers to getting bored because my writing is not clear and concise. 2. Proofreading. Proofreading seems like such an easy task, but when I often read over what I have written, I never seem to catch the obvious mistakes. These include simple errors such as sentence fragments, run-ons, and punctuation which are mistakes that should be easily caught while proofreading my paper. Sometimes when you are in the flow of writing you often focus more on what you say and don’t stop to check over what you actually wrote. This leads to many mistakes grammatically. Proofreading my papers has been something that I have consistently struggled with as a writer. Opportunities 1. Newspapers and Magazines. I am always looking to improve my writing. Some ways that I can do this is by reading the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. want to discuss and make them into a well-organized outline. This then allows me to often just take my main points directly off the outline and formulate them into well-structured sentences. Weaknesses 1. Wall of Words. I often struggle to formulate my great ideas into sentences. This leads to overthinking a sentence and trying too hard to make a sentence “perfect.” Another other issue that often occurs in my writing is the wall of words that make my sentences seem laborious and tough to read. My writing sometimes seems dragged out and I often struggle to get to the main point that I am trying to make in the most efficient way possible. This may lead my readers to getting bored because my writing is not clear and concise. 2. Proofreading. Proofreading seems like such an easy task, but when I often read over what I have written, I never seem to catch the obvious mistakes. These include simple errors such as sentence fragments, run-ons, and punctuation which are mistakes that should be easily caught while proofreading my paper. Sometimes when you are in the flow of writing you often focus more on what you say and don’t stop to check over what you actually wrote. This leads to many mistakes grammatically. Proofreading my papers has been something that I have consistently struggled with as a writer. Opportunities 1. Newspapers and Magazines. I am always looking to improve my writing. Some ways that I can do this is by reading the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
  8. Mark Keystrokes Explanation Line Break (Hard) Enter Separates one paragraph

    from another (not visually, but technically). Line Break (Soft) Shift + Enter Moves the cursor to the next line but keeps the paragraphs together in the same “style.” Used often in headlines, to avoid breaking a phrase or leaving a short word on its own. Blank Line Enter + Enter Starts a new paragraph with space before the new paragraph.
  9. How your work looks can be as important as what

    it says.
  10. How your work looks can be as important as what

    it says.