Redundant writing can take two forms: writers may include redundant words or redundant information. The fear that exists among many people that we are losing our woodlands is uncalled for. It's not only dry corporation speak that you should worry about. PowerPoint is not the enemy! Examples of legalese include the following words: aforementioned, aforesaid, hereto, heretofore, herewith, said when used as an adjective , thereby, therein, thereof, thereto, therefor as opposed to the conjunction, therefore , therewith, whereby, wherefore, wherein, and whereto. Section B had two fairly straightforward questions. Regardless of the reason for padded writing, we can achieve concise writing if we incorporate several strategies during the writing process and if we're aware of the individual patterns of wordiness typical of our own writing. When you streamline your wording, your message becomes more powerful and clear.
Trying to add style is like adding a toupee. I used this camera for most of my landscapes and I now have it set up for night photography where 'auto focus' is not necessary. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell. Related: Image credit: Luca Sartoni Ballard has a point. Consistent elimination of wordiness results in a stronger, more concise writing style that is easier to read and provides fewer opportunities for misinterpretation. The Nikon D-90 had been my work horse camera sporting a Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3. Intensifiers that Don't Intensify Avoid using words such as really, very, quite, extremely, severely when they are not necessary.
© 1995, 2000 The Write Place This handout was written by Judith Kilborn for the Write Place, St. Leaving this word out would not change the meaning and would actually improve the sentence. Virtually all are graduates with at least one academic degree, including the Ph. There are a few modern novelists who reject the notion that everything needs to be simplified and shortened and hence write wonderfully rich, engaging literature. Instead of words, he showed photos and images. Thus, explicit references to the Code are usually unnecessary. Zinsser emphasizes simplicity in writing.
In other cases, simpler words can be substituted. It seems that they They can't wait to get rid of this one. Qualifiers come directly before an adjective or and are used to either increase or decrease the quality of the modified word. The point I am trying to make is that someSometimes public policy doesn't accomplish what it set out to achieve. This online text is not exactly the same as the familiar text you'll find in bookstores, which was edited by E. This presentation was truly a success, as well as my group leader praising my work, many of my fellow students mentioned that my presentation clarified the theory behind molecular clocks for them.
All things considered, Connecticut's woodlands are in better shape now than ever before. The examples below provide guidance for avoiding general forms of wordiness. For example, Internal Revenue Code section 101 can be clearly stated as §101. These areas are costumes, scenery, and lighting. It is probably enough to say that the salary increase is inadequate. If your writing resembles the example, you may want to put down the thesaurus and remember that writing is about conveying a message. You'll probably point out somewhere where I misread the purpose of this utility, but it seems fairly straight-forward.
Redundancies are another cause of wordiness. Carrot juice, when consumed on a twice-daily basis, has been found to repress cancer cells. I accused my wife of unfaithfulness and searched the whole house without any luck. Wordiness can seriously detract from the coherency and quality of your writing and will likely frustrate your readers. The corrected sentence contains just as much information as the original; shortening the sentence creates no ambiguity. Below, we suggest several ways to help you avoid wordiness and increase quality. Decorator colors are the colors that decorators come in.
Tax-Related Wordiness Code section 61 Commissioner of Internal Revenue credit against tax liability deduction from gross income exempt from gross income or taxation in Smith v. Our woodlands are coming back by virtue of the fact that because our economy has shifted its emphasis. You have to diff the result yourself, especially since its simple algorithm mangles some things, like your first paragraph. Don't worry about fillers when you're writing. Trying to sound more formal? It can't revise a lot of your text, because it goes beyond simple substitution. But after you're done with your draft, pass through your paper once, focusing only on eliminating unnecessary language. Typical problems may occur with lighting, sound, and props.
A record high of 20,040 37 per cent of students opted for the higher level paper this year, although some may have switched at the last minute. My approach only substitutes or eliminates words. What the writer must guard against is the tendency of euphemisms not only to shield readers from harsh reality but also to obfuscate meaning and truth. Many but not all of these unnecessary phrases have been taken from Quick Access: Reference for Writers by Lynn Quitman Troyka. The 70-300mm lens on the camera survived the fall but the D-50 did not.
The second form of redundancy is likely familiar to students worldwide. This is because there are fewer farmers now. Consider the following example containing wordiness. Reducing Clauses to Phrases, Phrases to Single Words Be alert for clauses or phrases that can be pared to simpler, shorter constructions. Most notably, during my degree, I delivered a presentation on Molecular Clocks to my fellow students.
Writers who indulge in tired language are not being respectful to their readers, and writers return the compliment by losing attention and going on to something else. Redundant phrases are bad habits just waiting to take control of your writing. M was given and doggedly maintained sole responsibility for the expenditures and accounting associated with the Rebuilding Project, including single signature responsibility. My tripod is made by Manfrotto I also use Google's free Picasa 3. Tips to help you avoid wordiness in your writing Do you find yourself writing sentences that are far too long? Question scenarios included tsunamism, theatre seating plans and medicinal drugs. This will instantly improve your writing.