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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Power of Simple Words | Terin Izil, TED-Ed

Long, fancy words designed to show off your intelligence and vocabulary are all very well, but they aren't always the best words. In this short, playful video, Izil explains why simple, punchy language is often the clearest way to convey a message.

The site also includes:
  • Quick Quiz--five questions to test your understanding
  • Think--a question for you to ponder about “fighting for space in an attention span that continues to shrink across generations”
  • Dig Deeper--several online resources for more advice on using clear, concise writing. 
This article is featured today (Oct. 10) in Garbl's Plain English Paragraphs--available at the Plain Language tab above and by free email subscription. 
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