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On writing well

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On writing well

  1. 1. On Writing Well William Zinsser
  2. 2. William Zinsser’s website
  3. 3. The shed in Niantic, Connecticut, where William Zinsser wrote “On Writing Well” in the summer of 1974.
  4. 4. Clutter “Fighting clutter is like fighting weeds –the writer is always slightly behind.”
  5. 5. What do you think clutter means in the text?
  6. 6. Clutter
  7. 7. Some examples of clutter Rewrite this passage to avoid the use of he and himself.
  8. 8. Exchange your writing with a classmate and “prune it ruthlessly” circling in pencil the words you think clutter their work.
  9. 9. Brainstorm ideas to answer this question.
  10. 10. Finish the second sentence by writing an over simple one and exchange it with your classmates for them to make it a little more sophisticated.
  11. 11. Source: On Writing Well, An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction, by William Zinsser Available at Mediateca CIC

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