Sentence Sense: Writing Clearly for Publications, Work, and School | Duncan Koerber | Skillshare

Sentence Sense: Writing Clearly for Publications, Work, and School

Duncan Koerber, University Professor

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7 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Elements of the Course

      3:54
    • 2. Redundancy

      4:07
    • 3. Phoney Intensifiers

      6:28
    • 4. Stretchers

      4:30
    • 5. Thickeners

      4:09
    • 6. Exercises

      3:33
    • 7. Answers to Questions From Students

      5:00

Project Description

Write Wordy and Economical Paragraphs

Your project, if you choose to accept it, is to write two 100-word paragraphs on any topic. 

1) Paragraph 1 should be as wordy as possible, using examples of wordiness from each of the categories I describe in the course. Have fun with this! It's good for a laugh, but never do this again!

2) Paragraph 2 should be as clear as possible. However, there are restrictions on this exercise. You cannot write any words longer than 6 letters or any sentences longer than 10 words. This will be challenging, but it's a good opportunity to "feel" what's it's like to write with extreme clarity. 

Student Projects

Rewriting a wordy two paragraphs
Renee C.
2 comments
Paragraph 1. Software engineering
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