If your readers are like most, they have, on average, below basic numeracy, or numerical literacy, according a massive international literacy study. So how well are they understanding your quarterly results?
“Numbers without context, especially large ones with many zeros trailing behind, are about as intelligible as vowels without consonants,” writes Daniel Okrent, former New York Times ombudsman. Indeed, poorly handled, statistics can make your readers’ eyes glaze over.
Avoid statistics soup and other bad numbers tricks that make your readers’ eyes glaze over.
At Write for Readability — our two-day hands-on clear-writing master class on June 4-5, 2019 in Minneapolis — you’ll learn how to: