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Writing for Work Principles Purpose

Purpose: Why are you writing?

If you know why you are writing, your communication will flow more naturally, and the process of writing will come easier to you. 

Do you have a specific goal in mind?  Is your goal to provide facts or other information, to make people act, or to persuade or clarify?

You should begin your message with a statement of your intent or purpose in writing. 

Try your own
An interactive exercise on formulating the purpose of your message.

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