Administrative Policy Writing
Stay on Point
This seems like pretty straight-forward advice. But sometimes it is
harder in practice.
Public-policy writers often deal with complicated information.
It is rare to deal with a single, isolated problem. Rather, problems or
issues are usually messy.
They may be related to or dependent on a host of other issues.
Professional writing has an organized feel. It deals with complicated
issues with a calm, step-by-step approach.
Writing that tries to tackle multiple issues at once is confusing and
In addition, by working through only one issue at a time, you are more
likely to cover all the relevant questions or possible conclusions.