Some tips for you to write better

1. Always keep in mind that the reader's time is limited.
What you write should be understood in the first reading.
If you want your work to be read and analyzed by your superiors, be brief. The smaller the text, the better the chance of being read by them. During the 2nd World War, no document with more than a page got to Churchill's table.

2. Know where you want to go.
Before you write, make a sketch, listing and organizing their ideas and arguments. It will help you to not deviate from the central issue. Start paragraphs with major key judgments, indicating what will come next. Finish with summary paragraph.

3. Make reading easy and enjoyable.
The short sentences and paragraphs are easier to read than longs one. Send telegrams, not novels. To emphasize, underline sentences and listing the main points (as we did with these "tips").

4. Be Direct.
Whenever possible, use active voice.

Passive Voice - "We are worried that our project is not approved, which could negatively affect our market share."
Active Voice - "We believe that this project is necessary to maintain our market share."

5. Avoid "buzzwords".
Use your own words.

Buzzword - The last but not least...
Direct - Finally...

6. Avoid use vague adverbs.
And not clarifying, such as "very", "little", "reasonably."

Vague - The project is a little late.
Direct - The project is a week late.

7. Use a simple and straightforward language.
Avoid technical jargon and prefer the known words. Not snobbish your English.

Jargon - Sprocket, crankshaft, centrifuge.
Common/Plain English - Facts/information, results.

8. Find the right word.
Use words that you exactly know what it means. Learn to consult the dictionary to avoid confusion.

9. Do not misspell.
If in doubt, consult the dictionary or ask someone to review your work. A bad writing may indicate negligence on your part and wrong impress the reader.

10. Not exaggerate when elaborating the message.
Write only what is necessary, trying to condense information. Be brief without excluding any key point.

11. Attack the problem.
Say what you think outright. Write with simplicity, naturalness and confidence.

12. Avoid unnecessary words.
Type the key. Review and simplify.

Do not write Write
Action Plan Plan
Add a debate Debating
Studying in depth Studying
In the event of If
With the aim of To
The level of Directors The Directors

13. Avoid abbreviations, acronyms and symbols.
The reader may not know them.

14. Do not be content with the first draft.
Rewrite. Review. Above all, cut. When related to an important work, pause between the first and second draft, at least one night.
Go back to that with a critical and impartial eye.
Volte a ele com um olhar crítico e imparcial.

15. Ask a colleague to review your more important work.
And give complete freedom to comments and suggestions.



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