Evan, Thomas acknowledges that writers usually make a mistake in relation to linear writing. Writers in most instances are not clear in their writing due to lack of a proper thinking .The resulting effect of the confusion is that the reader cannot understand the message from the writing .Thomas thus urges writers to carefully organize ideas before commencing on writing. Further, the writing should be simple to enhance flow ideas .His emphasis on linear writing is that writers should not use words such as but, however and alternatives a lot in their writing because their usage sends a negative image to the reader that the writer is confused (Kaplan University, 2014).
Thomas describes ``topic sentence” as the ``first sentence” of a paragraph. The topic sentence should inform the reader briefly about the idea to be presented by a paragraph .Thomas notes that many writers emphasize on transition, rather than the topic sentence in a paragraph an aspect that makes their writing confusing to the reader (Kaplan University, 2014). A good topic sentence should follow the order of a ``subject, verb, object.”
Thomas states that it is very crucial to avoid ``plagiarism” when conducting researches. Thomas notes that Plagiarism is ``stealing, pulling and lifting “information and ``presenting” it as if it were personal thought without acknowledging the provider of the information. Plagiarism in work if discovered leads to firing thus killing a career.
Thomas view plagiarism as `morally wrong.”Writers should exercise caution in regard to attribution. Writers should acknowledge the sources of their information to make the reader aware of the source of the information. Currently, a lot of information is available on the web. The information from the internet should be attributed in the same manner information from a book is recognized.
Arguments and Counter arguments
Thomas defines ``argument” as the writing that the writer supports and ``counter arguments” as the writings that opposes his writing. As a writer, it is important to address the issues raised by counter arguments. Tackling counter arguments strengths the writer’s argument and make it appealing to the reader.
The notion of less is more
Thomas argues that a lot of reporters make the mistake of writing about everything they have gathered during research (Kaplan University, 2014). The result is that the reporters will tend to report everything. In writing, a writer should consider that a reader is not interested in immaterial information despite the fact that it may be fascinating. Writers should write crucial information clearly and plainly and cut down other information that is unimportant to avoid making reader bored (Bast.2012).
Informing the uninformed reader
Thomas states that a writer should read his writing and look at whether his reader will comprehend what the writing is about. Thomas states that a writer should not be wordy. Many writers use a lot of words in their writing in order to expound on points. Thomas urges argues that it is better to have less points that a reader can understand easily than having ``eight points” that cause confusion to the reader.
Secondly, Thomas states that writers should be clear in their writing by evading the use of ``plots and characters’ .The use of `` lots of plots and characters” complicates a writing thus making it complex for the reader to comprehend.
Finally Writers should always use ``own voice” when writing. The use of ``own voice’’ helps the writers to write in a conversation style that makes it uncomplicated for the ignorant reader to understand the writing (Bast, 2012).
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