Monday, April 16, 2012

QUICK TIP: Learn Concision From The Experts!

Having trouble with wordiness or repetitive phrases? One profession that's obsessed with word count and concision is journalism -- we academic writers could learn a lot from their attention to phrasing!

Here are a couple links from the Columbia Journalism Review on the subject of wordiness: Locution, Locution, Locution, which lists some often-used repetitive phrases, and The Frugal Writer, a piece that includes this wonderful primer chart on wordy phrases to avoid and how to correct them:

Take a closer look and try to apply some of these concision tips to your own writing, as you prepare to edit and complete your final papers!

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