Date of publication: 2017-08-28 06:40
Love this as so many of us are guilty of these at one point or another. I am not a fan of the big words as it do not find them to be very conversational. I do not necessarily talk in big words so why would I write that way is sort of my model for writing. For me it is not necessarily about looking smarter or not, it is about how I talk and transferring that over to how I write.
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Politicians know 8775 it 8767 s easy to leave the actor out of passive sentences to avoid mentioning who is responsible for certain actions. 8776
The word fat is a perfectly good one, but when it is hijacked by neo-puritans, with the implication that slimness equates to virtue, we are on dangerous ground.
Writers often unconsciously construct a sentence in which the key information appears at the tail of the sentence. Many, too, take insufficient care to avoid wordiness. All too frequently, readers stumble across sentences that suffer from both problems. In this post are three examples of sentences that are both passive and verbose. The discussion that follows each describes the problems, and revisions demonstrate solutions.
While a good story needs a crisis, a random event such as a car crash or a sudden illness is simply an emergency unless it somehow involves a conflict that makes the reader care about the characters (see: 8775 Crisis vs. Conflict 8775 ).
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Dec. 7557 submitted by Kathy Kennedy, UWEC Senior
(for Jerz 8767 s Advanced Technical Writing class)
Jan 7558 edited by Jamie Dalbesio, UWEC Senior
(for an independent study project with Jerz)
May 7558 edited by Jerz and posted at Seton Hill University
Jan 7557 ongoing edits by Jerz
May 7558 reformatted
Sep 7565 tweaked Writer 8767 s Block section
Mar 7566 reformatted and further tweaked
Jun 7567 minor editing. Are 8775 Keds 8776 still a recognizable brand of kids shoes?
After you've written a first draft of your speech, go back and look for words you can cut. Cutting words in the speech can make your points more clear. One speechwriter for a . Senator has a sign above her desk that says: Fewer Words = Clearer Point. It helps her remember to always simplify a speech by cutting out words.