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Part II: Writing skills > Unit summary: Writing skills

Chapter 6. Unit summary: Writing skills

Topic A In this unit, you learned about basic writing skills and how they can help you write clearer documents, such as contracts, memos, reports, and letters. You also learned about some common pitfalls to avoid in your writing. Then, you learned about the four steps in the standard writing process.
Topic B Next, you learned how to choose words carefully and create effective sentences. You learned that there are three types of sentences: simple, complex, and compound. Finally, you learned some guidelines for writing effective paragraphs. These include concentrating on one idea, keeping paragraphs relatively short, and varying the length and structure of sentences.



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