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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

How to Achieve Clarity in your Writing | Susanna Barlow

Here are the major--boldfaced--points in Barlow's article:
One of the most valuable things a writer can learn about the craft of writing is clarity. ...
I have learned that being clear is a real art and a developed skill. ...
1. Write as if your audience will be children. ...
Or I can write that same statement more clearly. ... [followed by an example]
2. Clearly define your topic sentence. ...
3. Use your topic as a guide. ...
Here is a helpful analogy. ... [followed by an example]
4. Use shorter sentences. ...
Or longer sentences ... [followed by an example]
5. Why are you writing anyway? ...
Of course, you'll understand her points better after reading Barlow's article. 

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