This lecture features exercises on four different aspects of good writing. The topics are:
- Selectivity: How to determine what is essential.
- Structure: How to organize your material hierarchically.
- Emotional vs. Factual Tone: How the same idea can be conveyed in dry, factual terms, or in colorful, emotionally evocative language.
- Context: How to compose an introductory sentence that sets the context and makes a complex subject fully intelligible.