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Welcome to Effective Writing 1- CM 107. The Writing Process:. How does the writer’s journey connect to the hero’s journey?. What KUWC resources exist to help you through the heroic writing process?. Live tutoring Q & A Service Paper Review Reference Library Workshops

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Welcome to effective writing 1 cm 107

Welcome to Effective Writing 1- CM 107


The writing process

The Writing Process:


How does the writer s journey connect to the hero s journey

How does the writer’s journey connect to the hero’s journey?


What kuwc resources exist to help you through the heroic writing process

What KUWC resources exist to help you through the heroic writing process?

Live tutoring

Q & A Service

Paper Review

Reference Library

Workshops

Writing Fundamentals Program

Writing Coach Program

English Language Learner (ELL) Resources


Standard english and formal writing

Standard English and Formal Writing

  • What is Standard English and why do we need to use Standard English in our writing?

  • Formal and Informal Writing– What is the difference? How can we make our writing more formal?

Webster’s dictionary defines ‘amulet’ as…

vs.

Joseph Campbell in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, defines ‘amulet’ as…


What is concise writing

What is concise writing?

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.

— William Strunk Jr.in Elements of Style

Make all your words work!


Ways to do this

Ways to do this

  • Getting rid of redundancy in writing---

  • Instead of “12 midnight”, use “midnight”

  • Instead of “end result” use “result”

  • Instead of “cooperate together” use “cooperate.”


Trimming sentences further

Trimming sentences further

  • Reducing Clauses to Phrases, Phrases to Single Words– Example:

  • Citizens who knew what was going on voted him out of office.

  • Knowledgeable citizens voted him out of office.


Phrases you can omit

Phrases you can omit

  • As far as I'm concerned, there is no need for further protection of woodlands. Write instead:

  • Further protection of woodlands is not needed.

  • Omit phrases like “at the present time,” “ as a matter of fact.”


Practice in concise writing

Practice in Concise Writing

  • Please take turns to post a piece of writing you think is wordy and we can offer you suggestions on how to make it more concise.

  • Who would like to post first?


Any remaining questions and concerns

Any remaining questions and concerns?

  • Please voice any questions or concerns you may have about concise writing or anything else this week.

  • Are you all clear about this week’s work?


Thank you for a great seminar

Thank you for a great seminar!

Have a wonderful week!

--Mike


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