Writing a Memorable TL;DR

This lasts; definitely read.

Carolyn Wei
Jan 31 · 4 min read

1. Write the TL;DR first

2. Always include a headline

3. Include 3–4 supporting arguments and a recommendation

4. Keep it short and memorable

5. Make it believable

An example: a TL;DR for The Ugly Duckling

Community positively affects self-esteem in swans.

Tools for writing a great TL;DR


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UX Research Lead @ Facebook. I like books, kids, and social computing.

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