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How to become a better writer

One of the good things about college (apart from free internet and the like)is the amount of quality time you can spend in the library (unless of course you are not the book loving type).I’m sure that everybody loves at least some form of literature – be it a sports mag /design journals/weekly news digests/the fab IEEE publications / worst case: those big dusty programming / geeky books that are hardly borrowed(real geeks don’t need those outdated books- that could possibly be the reason)..Well..There must be something in there for everybody..that’s what I feel.My reading habit is diverse…..:O At this point I realize I’m not sticking to the topic 😦 Ouch.. Well..So there I was browsing some random books…And this striking article on how to become a better writer caught my sight.So here it goes :

So you’ve always wanted to learn how to write?something a little bit  more zip than a grocery list?Look no further..Here are some valuable tips , courtesy of plainlanguage.gov 

1) Avoid clichés like the plague – they’re old hat.

2) Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.

3) Do not use a foreign word when there is an adequate quid pro quo.

4) Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

5) Do not repeat yourself ,or say again what you have said before.

6) Be more or less specific.

7) Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

Thats folks!!!! Will be back with more tips l8r.Hope you had fun reading this as much as I had, when I did.Poit #3 is where I think I have trouble {[(I love parenthesis)]}Ciao 🙂

7 thoughts on “How to become a better writer”

  1. I hope that I dont follow the rules mentioned here and it is hard to follow in the near future too.. The only thing I do is points 6 & 7

  2. hey, thats a nice one!
    but when i write, i just go wherever my mind takes me… i don’t spend time to think about or analyze what i’ve written…
    but anyways, the tips were good… maybe i’ll follow them sometime..

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