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Critical Thinking 5 Obstacles to Better Communication

Critical Thinking 5 Obstacles to Better Communication

This chapter examined a variety of ways that writers and speakers communicate less well than we and they expect. Sometimes a writer will unwittingly make statements with low information content, will mask the true meaning with euphemism, doubletalk, or innuendo, will use sloppy sentence construction, or will violate the rules of discourse. The chapter also introduced the principle of charity, which readers use to help interpret materials by...

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