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Re: Advantages of written communication are:

*One of the biggest advantages of written communication is the fact that it allows for permanent records, which is something other means of communication such as oral communication do not have. *Written communication strengthens and clarifies a verbal message. *Because it allows for permanent records, it is good for making references. *Written communication can be very useful as a defense during legal issues. *Written communication is more reliable than oral communication. A written and signed document carries more weight and validity than spoken words. *Written communication is more precise than…

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Written Communication

Next to oral communication, written communication is the oldest known form of communication. Any form of communication which is written and documented from the sender to the receiver is known as written communication. Examples of written communication include letters, memos, research papers, reports, etc. It is a very concrete form of documentary evidence and can also be used for future reference purposes. As the information is written, it can be easily distributed to many people thus making it a bulk communication method. As the information does not change from person…

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Evaluative Written Feedback

This type of feedback is the most common. Evaluative feedback often involves judgment of the writer and his or her ethos (or credibility). We look for credibility clues when we examine the letterhead; feel the stationery; or read the message and note the professional language, correct grammar, and lack of spelling errors. Conversely, if the writer’s credibility is undermined by errors, is perceived to be inappropriately informal, or presents questionable claims, the reader’s view of the writer will be negative. The reader is less likely to read or respond to…

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Judgement of written communication

Checklist Look at a piece of writing you have had to do (i.e. an essay, report or job application) and check it against the following points. Structure (the way the content is laid out) • Is the layout clear and easy to follow? • Do headings stand out (e.g. are they in a larger font size)? • Is the information arranged in a logical sequence with a beginning (introduction), middle, and end (conclusion)? • Does the introduction clearly state the subject and purpose? • Does it briefly summarise the content?…

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Written communication skills

Written communication has several advantages. First, it provides a record for referral and follow‐up. Second, written communication is an inexpensive means of providing identical messages to a large number of people. The major limitation of written communication is that the sender does not know how or if the communication is received unless a reply is required. Unfortunately, writing skills are often difficult to develop, and many individuals have problems writing simple, clear, and direct documents. And believe it or not, poorly written documents cost money. How much does bad writing…

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