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Word Usage - Verbosity

Word Usage

Verbosity

This answer could have been more concise. Go to: What is verbosity?

You made a good effort to answer the questions but did not always address them directly. Ensuring that responses clearly address the question will assist future responses. See: What is verbosity?

Academic sentences do not need to be long and complicated. Writing directly and clearly as possible often means writing simply. Click here for more information

Aim for clarity and quality rather than trying to use complex words/language.

This writing is overly complex and therefore difficult to understand.

There are too many unnecessary words in this sentence. Go to: What is verbosity?

Avoid the use of idioms: Go to: Don’t use that writing strategy

Avoid the use of rhetoric.  Go to: Don’t use that writing strategy

Avoid high modality language Go to: Don’t use that writing strategy

Avoid hyperbole. Go to: Don’t use that writing strategy

Avoid rhetorical questions. Go to: Don’t use that writing strategy

Avoid poetic language. The best way to express your meaning is directly, simply and logically. Go to: Don’t use that writing strategy

 

 

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