Apr 02

Style, Organization, and Visual Design

Sentence structure and meaning:

There must be thorough preparation of the specimens by laboratory personnel.

Laboratory personnel must prepare the specimens thoroughly.

The specimens must be prepared thoroughly by the laboratory personnel.

Preparation of the specimens by laboratory personnel must be thorough.

Persona and readers/style:

Go back to the paragraph from last week. Edit the sentences with these aims: use a human agent where you can; place the subject and verb together.

What has editing achieved? What has been sacrificed? What readers would prefer the edits? the first version?

Visual Design Concepts:

Complex reading material may require long paragraphs.

Complex reading materials may require short paragraphs with headings and/or lists.

How does visual design affect comprehension?