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2875 writing samples from all types of businesses and all levels of the organizations. The selected 3 of the 76 criteria illustrate three levels of assessment: Overall, Paragraph, Sentence.
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Three criteria from the John Doe's PowerSuasion Writing ProfileTM are listed.
Are these primary purposes directly stated?
Do paragraphs have main ideas?
I have also passed on some of this knowledge (provided by the assessment) to the clients I work with. One person that I coach had complained of "chronic non-responsiveness" on the part of a co-worker. In reviewing several emails she had sent, I quickly discovered that she had not actually asked for a response from her co-worker, nor had she included a due date. Because she is working to improve this aspect of her own writing, I am confident that her written communication will begin to improve as mine has. Thank you for the knowledge and tools that you've provided; they really are making a difference in my working life and the lives of others around me.
Director, Learning and Organizational Improvement, National Association