State your value, offer a description, and then, in a few phrases, explain why your value is the most significant value in relation to this resolution. Declare your criterion, give it a brief explanation, and explain why it supports your value and is relevant to the round in a few phrases.
For example: "I value my friends' opinions because they know me better than anyone else can." "I'm looking for friends who enjoy hiking because that's something I like to do." "Hiking is an important part of my life because it allows me to relax and clear my mind."
Here are some other examples: "I seek out smart people to learn from." "I want to be known for being honest." "I plan to lead by example."
Now you should have three sentences prepared for each resolution. You can talk about what value you're going to use or what criterion you'll follow to decide which values are most significant. But make sure that each sentence is positive and creates a new idea. If you run out of ideas, take a look at our list of 20 ideas for creative writing topics.
You don't need to write long sentences; keep them short and simple. Start with a subject and add more information as needed.
The worth of a product, service, experience, or labor product in relation to its purpose is defined as quality... Quality may be described in 170 words.
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Beginning to Write
Writing from the reader's perspective is usually beneficial. When deciding on a tone, go with what is most acceptable for your reader. To determine the tone, consider how a person's prior correspondence with you reads and build yours on the same tone. Use formal words and phrases at the beginning of letters to indicate that you are giving important information or asking for something serious.
It is also helpful to know some basic facts about your reader. For example, if you are writing to someone who is younger than you are, be sure to use appropriate language. If not, you may come off as condescending. Young people today love being given credit for their intelligence, so don't be afraid to tell them how much you appreciate their business.
Finally, write with clarity and simplicity. Avoid using complex sentence structure and overly long words. A reader should be able to understand your message quickly and clearly without looking up words they do not know.
These few simple rules will help you choose the right tone when writing letters.
Using the Correct Tone in Business Writing The key to good business writing is to analyze your audience and the aim of your communication. It not only assists you in deciding what information to include and how much detail to add, but it also assists you in applying the appropriate tone to your writing. For example, if you are writing for a general audience, then it will be appropriate to use simple language and avoid using complex words or jargon. However, if you are writing for more an academic audience, then you will need to use more formal language.
There are two main ways to determine the correct tone: analyzing your audience and considering the nature of the message. When you analyze your audience, consider their level of education and experience with which you can judge what information should be included and what can be left out. If they are experts at what they do, then they will know what terms to expect and how much detail to include. If they are not, then you should provide them with an overview of the topic and let them draw their own conclusions.
As well as analyzing your audience, you should also consider the nature of the message itself. Is it factual or subjective? A fact-based message will require more evidence to support its claims while a subjective message can be supported by first-hand experience. For example, "John likes cookies" is a subjective statement that can be supported by referring to previous conversations with John where he has told you that he likes cookies.
Include one or two important words from the topic sentence in the clincher and reiterate the topic sentence's main theme. Furthermore, the ideal clincher line will reflect the thesis. As one gains confidence in writing essays, the clinching phrase may be used to lead into the next paragraph. The next paragraph would then explain why this particular form of pleasure is worth pursuing as a career.