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Writer's Diet

Writer's Diet
The Writer's Diet Is your writing flabby or fit? The Writer's Diet will help you energize your writing and strip unnecessary padding from your prose. First, diagnose your verbal fitness levels by taking the online WritersDiet Test. Next, follow the no-nonsense advice in each chapter of the book to strengthen and tone your verbal muscles Writers at every level, from students to professionals, will benefit from the Writer's Diet workout.

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English Language and ESL Resources Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.I Understand Home > Language Resources English Language Resources English language resources for English learners and teachers to help you study, learn and teach English including text analysis, language tips, exam tips and help with study skills. Language Analysis Tools Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering In this section of the site, you'll find writing resources separated into five categories. Please note our Fair Use Guidelines as you explore the handbook. Types of DocumentsInformation about different types of reports, including proposals, short reports, case studies, lab reports, memos, progress/interim reports, specification documents and writing for electronic media. Components of DocumentsGeneral information for writing different parts of reports, including abstracts/executive summaries, introductions, literature reviews, methodologies, results, discussion and conclusions. Accurate DocumentationInstruction on conducting secondary research in engineering, referencing properly (using the two most common methods in engineering) and appropriate source usage (paraphrase, direct citation, and plagiarism).

Nominalizations Are Zombie Nouns Draft is a series about the art and craft of writing. Take an adjective (implacable) or a verb (calibrate) or even another noun (crony) and add a suffix like ity, tion or ism. You’ve created a new noun: implacability, calibration, cronyism. 5 Ways to Get Rid of Your Damn Empty Modifiers I discussed the need to get rid of empty emphatics when I gave you 8 words to seek and destroy in your writing, but just saying that you should get rid of a thing doesn't say much about the right way to do so. Today I'm going to show you a few of my favorite ways to get rid of your empty modifiers. What exactly is an empty modifier?

The Point of Exclamation Draft is a series about the art and craft of writing. Anybody who has ever logged on knows that online writing begets exclamation points. A lot of exclamation points! Mocking this punctuational predilection is easy and fun. An amusing blog called “Excessive Exclamation!!” features photos of, for example, a Carl’s Jr. printed receipt with the words “PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW WE DID!!!” Writing Software We know some very experienced scriptwriters who bash out their scripts using Microsoft Word. But we highly recommend using scriptwriting software for your Frenzy script. (Trust us! It will save you time! And it's easy to learn!)

Writing Guides The following Writing Guides are available. To view guides, click on the list of catgories on the list below. You may view or hide descriptions of the guides. Writing and Speaking Research Writing & Documentation Writing in Specific Disciplines George Orwell: Politics and the English Language Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent and our language — so the argument runs — must inevitably share in the general collapse. It follows that any struggle against the abuse of language is a sentimental archaism, like preferring candles to electric light or hansom cabs to aeroplanes. Underneath this lies the half-conscious belief that language is a natural growth and not an instrument which we shape for our own purposes. Now, it is clear that the decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not due simply to the bad influence of this or that individual writer. But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely.

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