Thesaurus: One of the Greatest Tools Rarely Used

Written by Rafael Van Dyke


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Quality, Not Quantity Itís a lot of fun to look forrepparttar biggest words we can find to replace with; but itís not productive. The goal is to findrepparttar 107866 word that makesrepparttar 107867 rest ofrepparttar 107868 sentence sound its best; this also means that you only want to replace words that make a sentence unclear. Itís never fun to read a document that is full of words that you donít understand or that you have to stop to regroup after each sentence. You also need to keep your audience in mind when choosing words.

Focus on Your Main Thoughts When youíre trying to decide which words to replace, itís usually good to start with your main points. Remember what you learned in your writing class: Each paragraph should have a main sentence withrepparttar 107869 remaining sentences supporting it. Pick out your main sentences from each paragraph and make sure that they sound clear. From here, you should be able to pick outrepparttar 107870 ones that need attention.

The Second Opinion Never underestimaterepparttar 107871 power of a proofreader. They will always notice things that you donít because writers tend to focus primarily onrepparttar 107872 topic theyíre writing about. My proofreader (which happens to be my lovely wife) constantly comes up with concerns that I never think about. Most importantly, she always points outrepparttar 107873 words that donít make sense to her and usually has a suggestion for a replacement. Inrepparttar 107874 end,repparttar 107875 goal is for a document is for it to make sense to your reader; so after youíve used your other thesaurus tools, be sure that your final test comes from a reader, as well.

I findrepparttar 107876 thesaurus to be one ofrepparttar 107877 greatest tools that we can use to put our documents overrepparttar 107878 top. Perhaps its decline in popularity is mainly due to many of us not knowing how to use it properly. Maybe this article will helprepparttar 107879 thesaurus to make a comeback. Well, at least now your documents can be ďnegated of imprecisionĒ.

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If You Want to Tinker, Be a Thinker, or You'll Turn Your Puter into a Clinker

Written by Michael Smith


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3. Do NOT go intorepparttar Registry unless you know exactly what you are doing. This can leave your Puter inoperable!

4. If you are running a later version of Windows that lets you create Restore Points, do this immediately before doing ANY KIND of alterations on your system including installing a new program. If your Windows version does not include System Restore points then invest in a good program like Goback that will dorepparttar 107865 job for you. http://www.roxio.com/en/products/goback/index.jhtml

5. Do NOT go intorepparttar 107866 Registry unless you know exactly what you are doing. This can leave your Puter inoperable!

6. If you are going to go there, you should already know these rules.

RULE SET 2

1. Copy Rule Set 1 to a text document, make it very bold, use red text, print it out and stick it onrepparttar 107867 front of your Puter.

2. Always run a quality Anti-Virus program. If you can't afford one, get rid of your Puter becauserepparttar 107868 investment doesn't mean much to you. $30.00 to $40.00 to protect a $1,000.00 and up investment is a no brainer.

I use McAfee Clinic and have for 3 years. Check it out HERE http://cmymtc.com/mcafeeendorse.htm

3. If your Anti-Virus program does not have auto-update that updates every day, do updates manually no less than every 2 days. Most Anti-Virus programs expire after a year so they will quit updating and you won't know it.

4. Update your Anti-Virus files no less than every other day.

5. Do Windows Update at least once a week to keep up withrepparttar 107869 latest security fixes from Microsoft.

6. Update your Anti-Virus files no less than every other day.

7. If you are onrepparttar 107870 Internet for more than 37 seconds a day run a Firewall. You can get a free version of ZoneAlarm from ZoneLabs. www.zonelabs.com

8. Do NOT go intorepparttar 107871 Registry unless you know exactly what you are doing. This can leave your Puter inoperable!

9. Update your Anti-Virus files no less than every other day.

10. Make sure your Anti-Virus program is running allrepparttar 107872 time.

No, old age has not caused me to repeat myself over and over. You DID see some repetition inrepparttar 107873 above Rules.

Hopefully that will burn them into your mind because it is that important!

Happy Putering! Mike Smith ------------------------------- Mike Smith, owner of CMYMTC (http://cmymtc.com )and other top sites has just authered a New E-Book "Inside Your Puter". EXCELLENT, affordable information...A MUST READ for anyone owning a computer. http://coyote1marketing.com/PTebook1/ptisypsalespage.htm



Mike Smith, owner of CMYMTC (http://cmymtc.com )and other top sites has just authered a New E-Book "Inside Your Puter". EXCELLENT, affordable information...A MUST READ for anyone owning a computer. http://coyote1marketing.com/PTebook1/ptisypsalespage.htm


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