How to Write Fast Under Pressure

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American Management Association, 2010 - Business & Economics - 195 pages
Anyone who regularly deals with work-related writing deadlines knows the kind of paralysis that can take over when there's too much to accomplish and not enough time to compose a clear sentence. This indispensable guide reveals the easy, efficient, and confidence-building four-part process for keeping up and being productive--even under tight time constraints and concentration-sapping obstacles. The key lies in the mnemonic DASH: Direction--hitting the ground running with a sense of urgency; Acceleration--writing on the fly with a "beat-the-clock" mindset and an attitude that prizes volume over perfection; Strength--holding fast in the midst of chaos by employing a sensible quality control system and creating an environment conducive to writing; and Health--assuming a proactive stance by prioritizing work and preventing emergencies to minimize future pressures.Filled with helpful tools and time-saving techniques, How to Write Fast Under Pressure reveals how this immediately usable approach can help anyone can break through writer's block and write faster and better to meet any deadline.
 

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Contents

DASHGetting to the Task
1
DirectionHitting the Ground Running
29
AccelerationWriting on the Fly
61
StrengthStanding Fast in the Midst of Chaos
91
HealthPlanning for the Unexpected
133
DASHKeeping a Fresh Approach
165
Index
187
About the Author
195
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PHILIP VASSALLO (Parlin, NJ) has 25 years of experience teaching writing in corporate, academic, and government environments. He developed AMA's popular course “How to Write Fast When It's Due Yesterday,” and writes the blog Words on the Line.

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