Clear, Complete, and Concise: Avoiding the Seven Deadly Sins of Analytic Writing

11 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2009 Last revised: 25 May 2018

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Marc L. Lipson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Abstract

Effective, persuasive analytical writing is a critical management skill. This note trains students to write to the needs and expectations of their readers with objectivity and efficiency, whether they are writing memos, emails, research reports, technical briefings, position papers, or recommendations for action.

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UVA-BC-0221

Rev. May 15, 2018

Clear, Complete, and Concise:

Avoiding the Seven Deadly Sins of Analytic Writing

…the most valuable of all talents, that of never using two words when one will do…

—Thomas Jefferson

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Keywords: analytic writing, concise communication, writing

Suggested Citation

Lipson, Marc Lars, Clear, Complete, and Concise: Avoiding the Seven Deadly Sins of Analytic Writing. Darden Case No. UVA-BC-0221. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1416511

Marc Lars Lipson (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

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