Date posted: June 25, 2015
Imagine a large room with high ceilings. This room is an art gallery, and it has some incredible works of art on the walls. Unfortunately, all the wall-space which isn’t covered by the good art is covered by, um, not-so-good art: there isn’t one square inch of bare wall around the good art. Are you going to appreciate the good art, or is the not-so-good art going distract you?
– Grammarly Handbook
How do you write concisely? The Grammarly Handbook offers the following advice:
- Avoid redundancy.
- Limit the use of intensifiers.
- Use accurate vocabulary.
- Eliminate unnecessary words and phrases.
- Replace abbreviations, clichés, idioms, slang and jargon with common terms.
Recently the Grammarly Blog outlined more tips in 5 Ways to Write Concisely.
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