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Pronouns and Sexism

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Can pronouns be sexist? Actually, yes, they can. Read on to learn how to avoid this common problem.

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5 Principles of Effective Business Writing

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Business affects everyone. If you don’t end up in a business-oriented occupation, you will certainly have to engage in business as a client or customer. Skill in business writing is also a valuable asset for job-seekers. Businesses in almost every field need skilled writers. Advertisements, applications, reports, contracts, manuals, proposals, and memos are composed, revised, published and read in thousands of businesses across the nation.

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Two Vital Considerations for Every Writing Project: Audience and Purpose

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No matter what you’re writing, you must keep two concepts in mind to communicate effectively: audience and purpose.

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Rethinking the Plot Diagram

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Generally speaking, when we speak of a story’s plot, we are speaking of “the sequence of events” that comprise the tale. Some will quibble about this definition, but it’s the most common understanding of the term.

And most of us remember being taught the basics of plot structure via a witch’s hat plot diagram like this:

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