[ 2007-05-15 13:38 ]
Welcome to Chapter 2.
In Chapter 1 you learned how to plan a business
In this chapter, you're going to look at the second stage of the
Plan to Organise.
This course is based on the Writing Process, a step-by-step procedure for
producing effective correspondence. Therefore, HSBC recommends that you study
each chapter of this course in order, beginning with the introductory chapter
By the end of
this chapter you'll be able to organise your writing.
You'll do this by
- preparing a clear outline
- arranging the contents to fit the outline.
Planning: A Quick Review
In Chapter 1, you learned about the planning stage of the Writing Process.
Before you can organise your writing, it's important that you have planned.
Do you remember the three things you need to plan before beginning to write?
||Why you are writing|
|| How you want the reader to
||What you want the reader to
Organising: Why Do It
A well-organised letter, memo, fax or e-mail is easy to read and understand.
If you organise the contents of your correspondence well, you are more likely
to get the results you want.
So, organising is just as important as planning.
In fact, the second stage of the Writing Process is closely related to the
In the organising stage, you arrange what you've planned to write. In other
words, you make an outline.
Organising: How To Do It
How do you organise what you have planned?
Do you need to use a different outline for every letter, memo, fax and e-mail
that you write?
Not at all! For some special situations, you'll need special outlines. You'll
look at those in Chapter 7. However, for most of your written correspondence,
you can follow a standard outline. You'll learn that outline in this
But before you learn how to organise the contents of your correspondence, you
should look at the various types of correspondence you may have to write.
下一节我们将继续讲述Organising: Types of Correspondence，不要错过哦！
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