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by: Edgardo Swift

ImagLit&CritWriting CORE102E

Edgardo Swift
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Edgardo Swift on Sunday October 11, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CORE102E at Duquesne University taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see /class/221274/core102e-duquesne-university in Core Curriculum at Duquesne University.

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Date Created: 10/11/15
Clarity and Conciseness Clarity in Writing 0 Avoid ambiguity Use words that t with your meaning exactly and convey your position precisely Try to avoid using abstract andor general words and phrases such as nice interesting good things stuff very a lot and some Use concrete and speci c words as often as you can to provide your reader with the detail shehe needs to fully understand your meaning Vague When I saw her tinv hands I realized how small she was How tiny were her hands How small was she Exact When I saw her delicate dolllike hands I realized that she stood a full head shorter than most other women Vague In Core 102 we studied a number of diverse contempora women writers Exact In Core 102 we studied the works of Alice Walker Sandra Cisneros and Amy Tan Conciseness in Writingl 0 Design sentences that are direct and to the point 0 Avoid wordiness 0 Avoid the passive voice 0 Avoid trite wordsphrasesexpressions such as nature manner kind of it seems that as a matter of fact in a very real sense have a tendency to and what I mean to say Wordy In the event that there should be a re students should move in a guiet manner to the doors located at the back of the gym Concise If a re breaks out students should quietly proceed to the doors at the back of the gym Wordy Due to the fact that many students go home to empty houses some type of after school program should be offered by the school Concise Since many students go home to empty houses the school should offer an after school program 1 See chapter 16 Conciseness from Lynn Quitman Troyka s Handbook for Writers 63911 ed Upper Saddle River NJ Simon amp Schuster 2002 304313 You might also consult The Brief English Hanc mak The Little Brown Hanc mak and Simon and Schuster Hanc makfar Writers


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