Writing Workout:. Strong vs. Weak Word Choices. 1) OVERUSED WORDS. Ugly Like Run Things Neat Fast Bad Hot Got Nice. Cool Good Cold Loud Beautiful Pretty Scary Sad Slow. Very Really Said Walk Soft Big Small Smell A lot Okay. Revise the Overused Words.
Strong vs. Weak Word Choices
These verbs set you up
to TELL and SUMMARIZE
My cousins and I were laughing.
My cousins and I laughed.
Our laughsshook the house.
The hallway was quiet.
Silenceflooded my ears.
No sounds danced through my ears.
The girl was pretty.
The girl’s hair glistened in the sun.
The girl admired her stunning looks in the mirror.
Class is boring.
Many students dozed off during class today.
The students daydreamed while the teacher taught.
STEP 1: SELF REVISION
STEP 2: PEER REVISION