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Five C's of Style: Choose Your Words

Word choice, or diction, contributes a great deal to the effect that your writing style has on a reader. Do not give your reader puzzles to solve.

Word Choice Checklist
Dictionary and Thesaurus
Exact Words and Connotations
Tone and Language
Figurative Language
Avoiding Biased Language
Avoiding Tired and Pretentious Language

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