Sentences A Brief Introduction Diagramming sentences has not been much in vogue as a pedagogical device for the past thirty years or so.
At least, for some time. Still, I will definitely update whenever I get some time. And after all, quality is more important than quantity, right? So therefore you can still await those superb articles filled to the brim with writing tips all right, all right, enough bragging.
I actually lost the draft of this post before, due to Human Error and a false trust on Windows Live Writer seriously, Microsoft. Still I will be trying my best. Windows Live Writer was deprecated with the launch of Windows 8, a year after this article was originally published.
Now, on with the show! Clarity is a hot topic in writing. How to attain it, how to use it. Hey, even I might have added my piece to it two years ago.
You might even have read a few articles from those pro bloggers. But how to master it? The answer, my friends, is below, so keep reading!
Master clarity with these oven-hot tips Write directly. This is the best, and the most doable tip of all time. Rambling while writing helps to make your piece longer, and writing indirectly with padding and all that will certainly make few readers happy.
Very, very few, in fact. So what should you do? Write directly to the reader. Imagine if he is in front of you and you are talking to him.
How would you talk to him then? Would you use a dozen complex words like ebullient, winnow, titillate and ramble around like mad?
No, of course not. So why are you doing it in writing? Write like you talk, but betterso says Brian Clark of Copyblogger. Focus on the subject matter. Even I was guilty of this mistake before. What I used to do was plan out a subject for my writing, begin to write, write and then start writing unconsciously about a totally different and unrelated subject which made the piece quite useless.
This should not happen. So when writing, keep a tight focus on the subject matter. Sure, expanding about related and relevant topics you are allowed to do, even encouraged.
But totally unrelated ones? This is related to the first point. When writing, use simple language. Not everyone has given a GRE exam or is a language major. So why are you using complex words which no one is bound to understand, long sentences, long paragraphs and everything endlessly complicated?
Of course, if it is in your niche and topic that you must use complex words, then you are free to do so, no encouraged in fact. Learn the nuances of spelling, grammar and punctuation. What does spelling, grammar and punctuation have to do with clarity in writing, you ask?
Quite a lot, it turns out.
So your sentence could be trying to say one thing, and the meaning could come out totally different. Keep reading and writing. Oh, the favourite tip of all time. Of course just writing, writing, and writing will create nothing but a load of bad writing.This tool lets you see how clear your writing is at the click of a button.
Copy the text from an e-mail you've written, or a section of a report, into the box below. You'll then get given a . Clarity announced. Clarity members – save the date! The next Clarity conference will be held in Montreal from 25 – 27 October The theme for Clarity is Plain Language in Modern Times.
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A Brief Introduction. Diagramming sentences has not been much in vogue as a pedagogical device for the past thirty years or so. There are, however, many grammarians and English instructors who hold that analyzing a sentence and portraying its structure with a consistent visual scheme can be helpful—both for language beginners and for those trying to make sense of the language at any level.
Clarity announced. Clarity members – save the date! The next Clarity conference will be held in Montreal from 25 – 27 October The theme for Clarity is Plain Language in Modern Times.