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Conciseness Through Reduction

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Conciseness Through Reduction

  1. 1. Conciseness Through Reduction
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>The practice of writing using only the most necessary words. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Importance <ul><li>Easier to understand </li></ul><ul><li>Cuts down on repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates wordiness </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples (Errors in Red) <ul><li>We watched the big, massive black cloud rise up from the level prairie and cover over the sun. </li></ul><ul><li>We watched the big, massive black cloud rise up from the level prairie and cover over the sun. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples (Errors in Red) <ul><li>Far away in the distance, as far as anything was visible to the eye, the small, diminutive shapes of the campers' tents were outlined in silhouette against the dark sky. </li></ul><ul><li>Far away in the distance, as far as anything was visible to the eye, the small , diminutive shapes of the campers' tents were outlined in silhouette against the dark sky. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examples (Errors in Red) <ul><li>The mediator said that if both parties would give in a little that a satisfactory settlement could be reached that would satisfy both parties. </li></ul><ul><li>The mediator said that if both parties would give in a little that a satisfactory settlement could be reached that would satisfy both parties . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples (Errors in Red) <ul><li>During the hours in the morning before noon, there is a variety of radio programs of different kinds to which you may listen to. </li></ul><ul><li>During the hours in the morning before noon, there is a variety of radio programs of different kinds to which you may listen to. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples (Errors in Red) <ul><li>At the final end of the picture, the villain abruptly and suddenly does an about-face and changes completely into a good person with admirable characteristics. </li></ul><ul><li>At the final end of the picture, the villain abruptly and suddenly does an about-face and changes completely into a good person with admirable characteristics . </li></ul>
  9. 9. The End <ul><li>Use your new found skill well and remember to always write concisely. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.wicknet.org/english/English%2010/Warriner's/Warriner's17.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wicknet.org/english/English%2010/Warriner's/Warriner's17.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.outfitterssupply.com/images/CanvasWallTentWithFly.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ask-your-lawyer.info/blog/blog-images/Askyourlawyer7.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.popartuk.com/g/l/lgmpp50135+yellow-smiley-face-smiley-mini-poster.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/Sunrise%20011%20full%20page.jpg </li></ul>

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