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Writing Clearly and Concisely

Sep 5, 2022
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  1. Minimize the use of fancy words. 
  • It is an arduous task. 
    It is a difficult task. 
  • I am baffled by her words. 
    I am confused by her words. 
  1. Be precise with the information. 
  • He is reading a fiction story book
    He is reading a novel
  • I received all the papers and documents from the person in charge. 
    I received all the files from the manager. 
  1. Replace long phrases with single words. 
  • I was reading a book at the time you called me. 
    I was reading a book when you called me. 
  • I wrote my assignment while I was sitting in the class
    I wrote my assignment in the class. 
  • You must choose your words in a careful manner. 
    You must choose your words carefully. 
  1. Remove unnecessary and redundant information. 
  • Please revert back to this mail.  
    Please revert to this mail. 
  • You must submit your assignment on time, on or before the deadline
    You must submit your assignment on time. 
  1. Use positive construction. 
  • Not all people exercise regularly. 
    Some people exercise regularly. 
  • Not many kids like reading books these days. 
    Few kids like reading books these days. 
  1. Avoid filler phrases. 
  • There were, like, around twenty people. 
    There were around twenty people. 
  • I think that, basically, she lost interest in her work. 
    I think that she lost interest in her work. 
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