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Re: Tone Deaf?
by Mark Wenta - Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8:34 PM

I cannot recollect any emails that would address this issue, but I know I've had them. Therefore, I'll move to the second question.

I think my best tone is analytical. I do a pretty good job of simply laying out the facts. When I try to add humor, I think much of the effect is lost. (I have a theory of why this is in a response to Jef's post.) As a math teacher, analytical is pretty easy.

So anyway, I don't know how well that paragraph counts as an analytical example, but I am much better if I have my usual technical topic to write about. The article regarding the different tones, as well as your question, made me consider the tones I use, and identify which is my best. It made me realize that I should focus on the style that I do best.

- Mark from Chippewa Falls