TITLE

BREVITY ISN'T EVERYTHING

AUTHOR(S)
Foley, Louis
PUB. DATE
October 1974
SOURCE
Journal of Business Communication;Fall74, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the idea that good writing consists of short and concise sentences, emphasized by Rudolf Flesch, author of the book "The Art of Plain Talk." The author proposes that simple, short sentences can not combine facts or ideas into a unified pattern, in which showing a relationship to the central idea. Short sentences ban be wearisome and monotonous to the reader. Readability is more importantly determined by structure, with subordinate clauses joined by appropriate connectives.
ACCESSION #
5938393

 

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