Effective writing gets results. That’s the most important idea in this manual. Many people assume that the main purpose of writing is to convey information.
But effective writing does more than that. Behind the ‘information’ or ‘facts’, there is always something else that writers are trying to do
They are trying to:
- influence the way you see the world;
- get you to believe something is true;
- get you to do something, to make a decision; or
- follow a set of procedures.
Writing for change: An interactive guide to effective writing, writing for science, and writing for advocacy
Let the readers recall past events, compare and analyze discrepancies between the just read facts and the old and known data or facts.
Refute or confirm presented information.