Jargon and Slang: U noobz need to future-proof these potentialities
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Jargon and Slang: U noobz need to future-proof these potentialities

This article aims to credibly maintain multifunctional strategic theme areas. Or rather, it aims to eliminate sentences like that last one from your writing. Bad writing takes many forms, but two of the most common include overuse of technical, abstract and/or field specific language: jargon. The other involves, like you know, like writing really absolutely … Continue reading

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The Hemingway Editing App
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The Hemingway Editing App

Ernest Hemingway’s writing inspired many a writer, however his dedication to clear, precise, and direct prose has now inspired an great new writing tool: the Hemingway App Famously, Hemingway used to write instructions to himself when writing:   “You can phrase things clearer and better. You can remove words which are unnecessary and tighten up … Continue reading

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How to Write Topic Sentences
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How to Write Topic Sentences

Strong topic sentences are an essential yet often overlooked component of good academic writing. Students that neglect them end up with sloppy and misleading topic sentences that critically undermine the focus and cohesion of their paper.  Ultimately this will drastically reduce the student’s chances of getting the grade they want. But what is the purpose … Continue reading

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George Orwell on Concision and Precision
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George Orwell on Concision and Precision

Students (and all writers) frequently have problems with precision and concision. Naturally, during the writing process, students will produce woolly, imprecise sentences that only hint at the  intended meaning and/or sentences that have only tangential relevance to their paper.  This can be overcome by rigorous  self-editing. However, attempting to objectively evaluate your own work is never … Continue reading

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