Part 1: Locate an example of professional communication from a reputable online source. Examples include major news publications, a university blog or publication, an online magazine or trade journals. The communication selected must state the name of the author. Do not use information from Wikipedia, Dictionary.com, Encyclopedia.com or any other secondary source. Select a paragraph from the chosen source with at least five sentences. Provide the paragraph and the source in the first part of your discussion post.
Part 2: Share an evaluation of the paragraph that you selected. Address the following information in your post: - Does the paragraph provide a clear topic sentence? - Is the paragraph unified and cohesive? - Are the sentences easy to read and understand? - Are the sentence lengths varied to produce a natural flow? - Is the most important idea presented prominently in each sentence? - Does the paragraph use active and passive voices correctly?
Part 3: Select at least 5 words used in the paragraph. List each word and address if the writer used these words correctly and effectively. Example: 1- Conspicuously - This word was used correctly. When focusing attention on plain language, a different word may have been more effective.