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Chapter 30

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Chapter 30

  1. 1. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  2. 2. CHAPTER 30: WORD CHOICECopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  3. 3. CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will learn to: identify examples of wordiness, slang, and cliches and gain an appreciation for precise word choice (diction) in your writing. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  4. 4. PRECISE LANGUAGE Pay close attention to word choice while writing Be careful to use precise language and avoid wordiness, cliches, and slang.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  5. 5. WORDINESS As you revise and edit, check for wordiness: the use of extra words. Strive to be precise and direct.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  6. 6. CLICHES Cliches are worn-out expressions. Avoid using cliches in your writing.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  7. 7. SLANG Slang is an informal vocabulary frequently used during conversations among friends. It is also used by fiction writers when they try to create realistic dialogue. Avoid using slang in formal writing assignments.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  8. 8. WHICH SENTENCE IS AN EXAMPLE OF PRECISE LANGUAGE?A. He gave me a smile.B. Yesterday, I scored 100 on my quiz.C. I made lots of money.D. Julie is a friend.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  9. 9. WHICH SENTENCE IS AN EXAMPLE OF PRECISE LANGUAGE?A. He gave me a smile.B. Yesterday, I scored 100 on my quiz.C. I made lots of money.D. Julie is a friend.gain an appreciation for precise word choice (diction)in your writing.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  10. 10. FIND AN EXAMPLE OF SLANGA. make ends meetB. in the blink of an eyeC. got gameCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  11. 11. FIND AN EXAMPLE OF SLANGA. make ends meetB. in the blink of an eyeC. got gameidentify examples of wordiness, slang, and clichesCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.

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