Effective writing should entail a logical flow of ideas that is cohesive and supported by data you have collected or researched. Everything from the organization of your document to your style of writing and tone should work together to achieve your desired result.
Completion of the activity helps you satisfy the following Module Outcomes:
Explain how proper use of style and tone contribute to effective persuasion (CO2,3)
Identify important elements of an effective argument (CO2,3)
Read this chapter first:
Budinski, K. G. (2001). Engineers’ Guide to Technical Writing. Materials Park, US: ASM International. Retrieved from
Please answer the questions below in a 1 to 2 page response.
What is the difference between style and tone? Why are they important in communicating persuasively?
How do style and tone help to achieve or improve your argument?