business communication chapter 7 vocab

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direct approach
A method for organizing information in which the topic is followed by descriptive details; it is a very readable format often used in business writing.
editing
A form of revision that is focused on sentence construction, wording, and clarity of ideas.
formatting
The placement and style of the type on the page.
four C's of communication
Standards that apply to all writing processes that help to produce written work that achieves clear, concise, courteous, and correct communication.
indirect approach
A method for organizing information in which details come before the main idea of the paragraph; often useful when one must present bad news to the reader.
layout
The relationship of the text to white space.
objectivity
A point of view that is free of personal feelings, prejudices, or interpretations.
outline
A method of organizing information that helps clarify the relationship between ideas and sections of content; it helps to present the proper information and its sequence.
plagiarism
The illegal and unethical act of claiming somebody else's material as your own.
post-writing stage
The final edit of the document; after its final revision, the document is carefully proofread to detect any remaining errors.
primary readers
Readers directly involved in the purpose for writing.
proofreaders' marks
Specific symbols and notations universally used by writers and editors to note errors and changes.
proofreading
The process of checking the final copy for correct spelling, punctuation, and formatting and for typographical errors.
published
A document that has been made available to its receiver.
publishing stage
Printing the document and preparing it for submission.
readability
A measure of whether or not the document is easy to read.
revising
Rewriting paragraphs and sentences to improve organization and content; it involves checking the structure of the document as a whole.
secondary readers
Readers who need to know the communication took place.
writer's block
A psychological condition that makes a writer feel unable to begin the writing tasks, therefore preventing a writer from proceeding with the writing process.
writing process
A set of sequential stages for each writing task that includes prewriting, writing, post writing, and publishing.
writing stage
Begun after the prewriting stage has been completed, it includes creating rough drafts, editing, and revising the piece.