The pyramid principle : logic in writing and thinking /

by Minto, Barbara Edition statement:Rev. ed Published by : Financial Times Prentice Hall (Harlow, U.K.) Physical details: xiii, 177 p. ill. 24 cm ISBN:9780273710516 (hbk); 0273710516 (hbk). Year: 2009
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Previous ed.: 2002

Bibliography: p. 174-177

How many times have you written an email at work, read it back and found that it didn't make as much sense as you'd hoped? or worse, someone else has told you that they can't follow it. The Pyramid Principle shows you how to communicate your ideas clearly and succinctly. It explains how to: think creatively, reason lucidly, and express ideas with clarity; define complex problems and establish the objectives of any document; assess your ideas and recognize their relative importance; structure your reasoning into a coherent and transparent argument; and, analyze your argument to confirm its effectiveness

Why a pyramid structure? -- The substructures within the pyramid -- How to build a pyramid structure -- Fine points of introductions -- Deduction and induction: the difference -- How to highlight the structure -- Questioning the order o a grouping -- Questioning the problem-solving process -- Questioning the problem-solving process -- Questioning the summary statement -- Putting into readable words

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