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Concise Writing

What is concise writing?

  • Writers often fill sentences with unnecessary words that can be removed.
  •  You need to always revise your work for conciseness during the final stage of the writing process. •
  • Revising for conciseness involves eliminating any words that are not essential to communicating your message.
  • Compare the following examples:

    WORDY: “In my honest opinion, I deeply feel that a really firm comprehensive understanding of the basic fundamentals of English is an essential prerequisite to a person’s success in college or university, the business world, and the community at large.” (39 words) •

    CONCISE: “An understanding of English fundamentals is a prerequisite to success in college or university, business, and the community.” (18 words)
  •  Concise writing = BETTER WRITING!