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Three tips for making your writing more concise
These days, we are time-short due to our busy lifestyles. We have rapid access via mobiles, tablets and
computers to information and we expect this information to be delivered quickly
and clearly. So, if you are writing
short pieces such as blogs, website updates or emails, remember:
The following three tips may help you condense your writing.
This will improve your online appeal as well as enhancing the quality of longer
pieces you write, such as assignments and reports. Clear writing improves your
1) Avoid tautology
Don’t use words that
duplicate the meaning of a word/words used. Examples are:
2) Avoid the use of long words/phrases
Simpler ones are often fine. Examples are:
view of the fact that (since)
equipped with (has)
number of (many)
3) Avoid the use of filler verbs
Filler verbs are unnecessary–remove ones like
“made”, “conducted”, “performing".