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The whistleblower knows how to write

His complaint offers lessons on how to make a point

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Jane Rosenzweig | NYT
I can’t tell you what’s going to happen to his blockbuster complaint about the president’s behaviour, but I can tell you that the whistle-blower’s college writing instructor would be very proud of him.

As a writing instructor myself for 20 years, I look at the complaint and see a model of clear writing that offers important lessons for aspiring writers. Here are a few:

The whistle-blower gets right to the point. We know right away what his purpose is and why we should care. He wastes no time on background or pleasantries before stating that he is writing to report “an ‘urgent’

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First Published: Sep 28 2019 | 1:08 AM IST

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