On a regular basis, you will often be confronted with requests for a quick summary of some lengthy meeting or series of documents. You will have to provide the key ideas in simple easy-to-read English with no jargon. Seemingly an intractable task...

Dear Colleagues

On a regular basis, you will often be confronted with requests for a quick summary of some lengthy meeting or series of documents. You will have to provide the key ideas in simple easy-to-read English with no jargon. Seemingly an intractable task. Often the executive summary is all that is read these days. The detailed documents are left for the odd dedicated person who plods through it hopefully looking for a more detailed understanding.

Here with a few tips on achieving this task:

I really love this comment by Edwin Schlossberg:  The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.

Yours in engineering learning

Steve

Mackay’s Musings – 6th Sept’16 #616
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