Should You Take Meeting Notes by Hand or by Computer?

A friend recently complained to me that a young woman at her workplace made fun of her for taking meeting notes by hand. The young woman acted as though my friend–let’s call her Marge–were incompetent: “WHY do you take notes…

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35 Confusing Things About The English Language

Non-native English speakers share what stumps them … and makes them laugh.

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Your Students Learn by Doing, Not by Listening

Yet another example of why we should all be lecturing less and using active-learning strategies more in the college classroom.

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Which Mistakes Do You Make on Purpose?

If you can write a catchy sentence using I when the wording really demands me, do you choose I or me? If fewer fits your meaning but less sounds breezier, do you go with the correct fewer or the rhythmic…

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Stuck on the Right Words for Sensitive Topics? Get AP 2018

If you create newsletter articles, HR policies, forms, reports, or other pieces that touch on current topics and data, you may catch yourself wondering about word choice: transgender or transgendered? Eskimo or Inuit? Survivor or victim? The latest AP Stylebook…

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Stranger Things Star Aimee Mullins Has Done a Decade of Inspiring Ted Talks — Her Tips Will Help Anyone Be a Better Public Speaker

Business Insider's Julie Bort interviews Aimee Mullins (photo, left) for tips on better public speaking.

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Write It Right in Your New Job

A man recently contacted me about wanting to be successful in his new job. He realized his writing was not what it needed to be. If you have a new job, congratulations! Being successful in a new position requires learning…

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Charts Change Hearts and Minds More Than Words Do

Christopher Ingraham (photo, left) reports on the topic at TheWashingtonPost.com.

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How to Write Mighty Thank-Yous

In my survey on business writing and relationships of 686 adults, 81 percent of respondents said that a thank-you note they received had a definite positive influence on their decision to do business with a company or an individual again….

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FAQs on the Rules of Business Writing

"In offices around the world, writers spend time and energy disputing business writing standards. One person says, “You can’t start a sentence with but or and!” Another responds, “But why not? And who says?” If you are quarreling about such questions (if only with yourself), take a break. Here are the answers to a variety of troublesome frequently asked questions (FAQs)."

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