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Open any book on writing and you’ll find the same advice: Never use ten words where five will do. But identifying what to cut is often easier said than done. That’s where Grammarly’s conciseness checks come in. Read on to see how Grammarly can help you tighten up your sentences.
Nobody likes reading a long-winded email. It’s hard for readers to concentrate on your message when they have to slog through unnecessary words and rambling sentences. Grammarly’s conciseness checks are designed to detect wordiness and offer you simple, concise alternatives to get your message across effectively.
The language you use has a profound impact on how easily your participants understand your materials. Use simple language and formatting, where you can.
- Write in short, simple and clear sentences and paragraphs.
- Avoid using unnecessarily complex words and phrases.
- Consider providing a glossary of terms readers may not know.
- Expand acronyms on first use. For example, “The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is”.
- Formatting text as bullet point or numbered lists, as appropriate.
- Consider using images, illustrations, video, audio, and symbols to help clarify meaning.
- Use strong verbs (doing/action) rather than noun phrases.
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As a writer, it’s important to take out what you don’t need to help readers understand your main point. Use these simple, concrete strategies to keep your sentences readable.
Watch Recorded Workshop: Strategies for Concise Writing