BA 411 : Seven Deadly Sins

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What are the 3 main goals of analytical writing?
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1. Reader clearly recognize recommendation 2. Reader is able to judge the quality of the analysis 3. Document should be an effective tool
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How to get reader to recognize recommendation?
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Put recommendation first
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How can reader judge the quality of the analysis?
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Body of writing should contain “why” decisions were made, not “what”
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How can the document be an effective tool?
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Reader uses it to understand your thinking, not you communicating to the reader
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Data doesn’t always mean numbers it can also be?
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facts unique to your situation
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Name the seven deadly sins.
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1. Extravagent 2. Gluttony 3. Sloth 4. Confusion 5. Anger 6. Pride 7. Arrogant
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Extravagant
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Too many words
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Gluttony
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Too much info
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Sloth
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Reader has to figure out what your trying to portray
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Confusion
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Lack of clarity or purpose
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Anger
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Saying things are “bad” instead of comparing to facts
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Pride
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Too much style and fancy graphs
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Arrogant
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disregarding instructions
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What identifies critical support for the recommendation?
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executive summary
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Better to focus on one constraint in exective summary or multiple? Better to say 16.53 or about 16?
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One contraint about 16
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Each sentence serves a purpose and is rarely?
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complex
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graphs can be used in the document as long as ?
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they are short and not complex
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Writing lists is allowed but they must be short and each item in the list should relate to?
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A topic

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