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This instruction manual indicates how one can use well-established thoughts for writing in undeniable English to create clearer and extra informative disclosure records. we're publishing this guide just for your normal info. after all, whilst drafting a rfile for submitting with the SEC, you want to ascertain it meets all criminal necessities.

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After Only the primary beneficiary may receive these dividends. Also, your sentences will be shorter and easier to understand if you replace a negative phrase with a single word that means the same thing. ” William Zinsser On Writing Well No one likes to read a sentence that’s two pages long. And yet, lengthy, information-packed sentences choke many prospectuses today. To complicate matters further, these sentences are filled with jargon and legalese. The longer and more complex a sentence, the harder it is for readers to understand any single portion of it.

Among them are these: Graphical excellence is that which gives to the viewer the greatest number of ideas in the shortest time with the least ink in the smallest space. And graphical excellence requires telling the truth about data. A few experts have studied the use of graphics in securities documents, isolating the areas presenting the most problems. We can boil down their advice to these guidelines. a p lain english hand b ook 49 Keep the design simple Keep the design of any graphic as simple as possible.

But there has been a great deal of research on readability (how easy something is to read) and it shows that those disruptive, inconsis­ tent gaps between the words inhibit the flow of reading. Besides, they look dumb. and you’ll find there’s a very strong trend now to align type on the left and leave the right ragged. not recommended: fully justified text Justified text was the style for many years—we grew up on it. But there has been a great deal of research on readability (how easy some­ thing is to read) and it shows that those disruptive, inconsistent gaps between the words inhibit the flow of reading.

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