Writing concisely

Writing concisely

Writing concisely

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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