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Educational levels? Social backgrounds? • Exactly why will they be reading this piece, and what will they hope to get from it? Try picturing your readers. Imagine them looking over your manuscript and evaluating it. Who are they? What do they look like? What tone will be most pleasing to them? What will it take to get them to listen to what you have to say? What kind of tone should you not use? 16 TONE Assess the above items honestly; the right tone will then come automatically. Be personable. It could be argued that if there is a single personality trait most necessary for public success it is likability.

Don't tell your readers-show them. Many beginning writers make this cardinal error: They describe their thoughts, feelings , and attitudes about a subject rather than allowing the facts , action , and evidence to speak for themselves. " You can tell me that "The ship was heavily weighted. " A picture is worth a thousand words. Persuade with examples, not opinions. The best method for making readers see things from your perspective is to present so much hard evidence and so 20 TONE many persuasive examples that they will reach your conclusions on their own.

This principle, so universal and so recognizable, applies 48 USEFUL STYLISTIC TRICKS to other branches of writing as well. In the first part of the text you establish the trouble point: the police are stymied by a criminal syndicate; the orange crop in California is undergoing a new, mysterious blight. In the second act, the middle part of the essay, you develop the problem and present the dramatic particulars: the crime, it turns out, is linked to international terrorism; scientists are working on several ingenious approaches at once to control the blight.

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