This lecture features exercises on four different aspects of good writing. The topics are:

  1. Selectivity: How to determine what is essential.
  2. Structure: How to organize your material hierarchically.
  3. Emotional vs. Factual Tone: How the same idea can be conveyed in dry, factual terms, or in colorful, emotionally evocative language.
  4. Context: How to compose an introductory sentence that sets the context and makes a complex subject fully intelligible.