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The Magical Number Seven

There is a limit to the number of ideas you can comprehend at any one time.

The mind cannot hold more than about seven items in its short-term memory at any one time. Some minds can hold as many as nine items, while others can hold only five. A convenient number is three, but of course the easiest number is one.  


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The Vertical Relationship

The vertical relationship serves marvelously to help capture the reader's attention. It permits you to set up a question/answer dialogue that will pull him with great interest through your reasoning.

What you put into each box in the pyranmid structure is an idea. An idea is a statement tha...


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The reason most people fail to write clearly

  1. Weaknesses of style, and it is notoriously difficult for a person who has completed the formal part of his education to change his writing style.
  2. Structure of the document: If a person's writing is unclear, it is most likely because the ordering of t...


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The Bottom-Up Approach

You can work out the ideas from the bottom up by following a 3-step process.

1. List all the points you think you want to make.

2. Work out the relationships between them.

3. Draw conclusions. 


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The Need to State the Logic

All mental processes (e.g., thinking, remembering, and problem solving) apparently utilize this grouping and summarizing process, so that the information in a person's mind might be thought of as being organized into one giant conglomeration of related pyramids.

If you think about communica...


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Where Do You Start the Situation?

The key characteristic of all opening Situation sentences is that they anchor you in a specific time and place, and thus establish the base for a story to come. 

You begin writing the Situation by making a statement about the subject with which you know the reader will agree, because you ar...


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The Top-Down Approach

Fill in the top box

1. What Subject are you discussing?

2. What Question are you answering in the reader's mind about the Subject"?

3 What is the Answer?

Match the Answer to the introduction

4. What is the Situation?

5. What is...


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What's a Complication?

Using the previously established truth about the subject as its starting point, the Complication goes on to tell what happened next in the story that inevitably leads to a Question.

  • Have a task to perform - Something stops us from performing that task - What should we do?
  • Have ...


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