Friday, August 24, 2007

And now, for something really exciting.


Today I read an article written by three Ph.D. scientists. The first two paragraphs exclusively used passive voice. Most people, education notwithstanding, write poorly.

I plan to improve both my work and leisure writing. I plan to eliminate passive voice and to stop ending sentences with prepositions. I plan to read Strunk & White's Elements of Style. I plan to eliminate unnecessary words.

Editing saves words and facilitates comprehension.

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