I'm trying to write a subtitle for my report but my English vocabulary is letting me down. Could you please help?

I'm trying to let the below sentence mean something like, "Here's my list of suggestions with a guide to increase the workflow in the department".

Explanatory suggestive guide for an enhanced workflow within the department.

Your suggestions and answers are appreciated.


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    'suggestive' doesn't mean what you think it does;) Most BrE speakers would immediately think of meaning 2 in OALD The sentence would work without that entirely. Feb 1, 2015 at 13:42
  • @Tetsujin It's the same in AmE.
    – Ben Kovitz
    Feb 1, 2015 at 13:45
  • I think this is more of a word choice question than a proofreading question because the asker has explained what they are trying to say, so I am voting to leave it open.
    – ColleenV
    Feb 1, 2015 at 16:57
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    @FumbleFingers The question is phrased as "my vocabulary is letting me down, this is what I'm trying to say, this is my attempt, is it OK or is there a way to make it better." That is a much better quality question than the "Do you see any errors in this paragraph that I wrote?" type question that we agree should be closed as proof-reading. How is this different from any other word or phrase request other than the title of the question could better reflect the content of the question?
    – ColleenV
    Feb 1, 2015 at 18:30
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    @FumbleFingers so it's not off topic because it's proof reading. Why isn't asking for help on how to express something in English that you don't have the vocabulary to express on topic? If the asker had left off their attempt at a title, would it be on topic?
    – ColleenV
    Feb 1, 2015 at 19:57

2 Answers 2


You could go with something like Ben has recommended. It wouldn't be wrong, but it might be a little vague, especially if someone were to read the title by itself.

(If I saw those words, I might wonder if someone was asking for suggestions from the workforce.)

An alternative perhaps worth considering is:

Suggested Ways to Increase Department Workflow

  • I like this one better, too.
    – Ben Kovitz
    Feb 2, 2015 at 4:44

Suggestions for Increasing Workflow in the Department

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