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Chapter 22: Revising for Language Awareness

This chapter contains the following sections:
  • PART A:Exact Language: Avoiding Vagueness
  • PART B:Concise Language: Avoiding Wordiness
  • PART C:Fresh Language: Avoiding Triteness
  • PART D:Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors
Chapter introduction:

Although it is important to write grammatically correct English, good writing is more than just correct writing. Good writing has life, excitement, and power. It captures the attention of the reader and compels him or her to read further.

The purpose of this chapter is to increase your awareness of the power of words and your skill at making them work for you. The secret of effective writing is revision. Do not settle for the first words that come to you, but go back over what you have written, replacing dull or confusing language with exact, concise, fresh, and sometimes figurative language.

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